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The Dada Almanac

Huelsenbeck, Richard (Edited by); Green, Malcolm (Translated by)

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ISBN 10: 0947757627 / ISBN 13: 9780947757625
Published by Atlas Press, London, 1993
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xv, 174 pp., illus.; 23 cm. Originally published: Berlin: E. Reiss, 1920. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning, edges lightly soiled. CONTENTS: Zurich Chronicle, by Tristan Tzara; A personal dadaist matter, by Hans Baumann; What did expressionism want?; Newspaper reviews from around the world; Simultaneous Berlin, by Walter Mehring; Cannibal dada manifesto, by Francis Picabia; O, by Ribemont-Dessaignes; Flight, by Maria D'Arezzo; Toto-vaca; Etyomons, by Adon Lacroix; Karawane, by Hugo Ball; Towards a theory of dadaism, by Daimonides; Revelations, by Walter Mehring; Programme for a grand evening; Dada art, by Alexander Partens; Germany's greatness and decline, by Johannes Baader; Some presidents and presidentesses of the dada movement; Dadaland; To the public, by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes; I am Javanese, by Francis Picabia; The five brothers; Tomato blossoms, by Philippe Soupault; A voice from Holland, by Citro en-Dada; First dada lecture in Germany, by Richard Huelsenbeck; Dada telegram to Gabriele d'Annunzio; Letter to Madame Rachilde; Newspaper reviews from around the world; The swallow's testicle, by Hans Arp; Dada manifesto 1918, by Tristan Tzara; Sound and fury, by Alexander Sesqui; A declaration from Club Dada; Hado, by Central Bureau of Dada; From the series of documents; A visit to Cabaret Dada, by Alexis; Negro songs, by Tristan Tzara; October 13, by Paul Dermee; The swallow's testicle, by Hans Arp; Return to objectivity in art, by Raoul Hausmann; Tempest, by Vincente Huidobro; To have an island, And render justice, by Max Goth; You banana-eaters & kayak-people!, by Walter Mehring; Countryside, by Vincente Huidobro; Dada Advertising Company; Dada insights; Biographies. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 053055

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Title: The Dada Almanac

Publisher: Atlas Press, London

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

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"Dada Means Nothing!" So proclaimed Tristan Tzara, the movement’s tireless publicist. Yet this did not prevent the most fanatical and talented artists ans writers across Europe from rushing to join its ranks. Anti-war, anti-art, anti-dada, from its beginnings in Zurich during the first World War the dadas swept aside the cultural, philosophical and political norms of their time. Utter disgust with a society that had created the war (and then expected to survive the peace) spurred them to ever greater demonstrations of revulsion and derision. Yet it was not all nihilism: many factions worked within the Dada Movement and it was Huelsenbeck’s intention to embody most of them in the Dada Almanac. The largest collection of Dadaist texts ever assembled by the movement, it was originally published in 1920 in a mixture of French and German.

The Dada Almanac was truly international in scope, with substantial sections from the Swiss and French sections of the movement, it embodies Dada’s failings as well as its sucesses, its excesses, its seriousness, its idiocy, but above all the anarchic vitality which made it such a vital precondition for so much that followed in the fields of art, literature and general cultural terrorism.

The editors of this first English translation have added dozens of other relevent texts, documents, portraits etc, as well as explaining contemporary references and events and providing biographies of the numerous personalities involved.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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