A revised and expanded history surveying a vast range of media and including the technologically induced changes in graphic design since 1990. Starting with posters, advertising and corporate identity, it charts the development of word and image up to and including the impact of digital technology.
In this first-hand account, the author, closely associated with the radical and transforming movement from its earliest days, records and traces Dada's history from its inception around 1916, in wartime Zurich, to its collapse in the Paris of the 1920s.
An expanded edition of this popular reference, which includes an updated timeline and bibliography. Archer's critical overview discusses the often bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art, and examines the factor of globalization.
The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are interwoven with the self-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research.