Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von – Art Books, Monographs and Biographies

Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Irene Gammel
Publisher: The MIT Press; Reprint edition (October 28, 2011)
Publication Date: October 28, 2011
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

Baroness Elsa – Gender, Dada and Everyday Modernity – a Cultural Biography
Author: Irene Gammel
Published: The MIT Press 29 May 2002
ISBN: 0-262-07231-9, hardback ( 472 pages)
Description of the book: “Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927) is considered by many to be the first American dadaist as well as the mother of dada. An innovator in poetic form and an early creator of junk sculpture, “the Baroness” was best known for her sexually charged, often controversial performances. (…) In this volume, Irene Gammel traces the extraordinary life and work of this daring woman, viewing her in the context of female dada and the historical battles fought by women in the early 20th century. (…)”

NB! The fact that an artist is mentioned in Feminine Moments’ bibliography it is of course no guaranty that she will be lesbian, bisexual or queer tomorrow, nor that the authors of the above books are “out and proud” in their writings…