It was at a Robert McKee screenwriting workshop where I was drilled with the need for research, research, research. With that in mind I am providing my short/long list of reference material for the project Surrounded by Lions. These books helped me build in my mind the world inhabited by Alexander Graf and Alphonse Korb. They were the building blocks for the feel and air they breathed. Placing them in their time. Defining their points of reference. It was also a great to way gain knowledge and insights way beyond the scope of the project. I highly recommend it.
Ashworth, Tony. Trench Warfare 1914-18: The Live and Let Live System (Pan Grand Strategy). Pan Macmillan, 2000.
Ball, Hugo. Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary (Documents of Twentieth Century Art). University of California Press, 1996.
Beatty, Jack. The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began. Walker & Company, 2012.
Bell, Clive. Art. The Classic Manifesto on Art, Society and Aesthetics. Oxford University Press, 1987.
Berger, Maurice. Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940-1976. Yale University Press, 2008.
Clurman, Harold. The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre and the Thirties. Da Capo Press, 1983.
Codrescu, Andrei. The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess. Princeton University Press, 2009.
Cook, Tim. At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1914-1916, Volume One. Penguin Books, 2007.
Cook, Tim. Shock Troops. Penguin Canada, 2009.
Dachy, Marc. Dada: The Revolt of Art (Discoveries). Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 2006.
Dietrich, Dorothea. Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris. National Gallery of Art, Washington/D.A.P., 2008.
Ferguson, Niall. The Pity Of War: Explaining World War I. Basic Books, 2000.
Gammel, Irene. Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada and Everyday Modernity-A Cultural Biography. The MIT Press, 2002.
Gilbert, Martin. First World War. Orion Paperbacks, 2008.
Goldberg, Roselee. Performance: Live Art, 1090 to the Present. Harry N Abrams, 1979.
Guilbaut, Serge. How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art. University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Herwig, Holger H. The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed The World. Random House Trade Publications. 1914.
Huelsenbeck, Richard. Memoirs of a Dada Drummer (The Documents of Twentieth Century Art). University of California Press. 1991.
Junger, Ernst. Storm of Steel. Penguin Classics, 2004.
Keegan, John. The First World War. Vintage, 2000.
Kuh, Katherine. The Artist’s Voice: Talks With Seventeen Modern Artists. Da Capo Press, 2000.
Mosier, John. The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I. Harper Perennial, 2002.
Motherwell, Robert. The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology, Second Edition (Paperback in Art History). Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989.
Last, Rex William. German Dadaist Literature: Kurt Schwitters, Hugo Ball, Hans Arp. Twayne Publishers, 1973.
Palmer, Svetlana. Intimate Voice from the First World War. William Morrow, 2004.
Polsky, Richard. The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World. Other Press, 2011.
Rhodes, Richard. Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Doubleday, 2011.
Sandler, Irving. The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism. Harper & Row, 1976.
Sandler, Irving. Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience: A reevaluation. Hudson Hills, 2009.
Stevenson, David. Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy. Basic Books, 2005.
Tuchman, Barbara W. The Guns of August. Ballantine Books, 1994.
Weintraub, Stanley. Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. Plume, 2002.
Wohl, Robert. The Generation of 1914. Harvard University Press, 1979.