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The Dada Painters and Poets

An Anthology, Second Edition

Edited by Robert Motherwell

Foreword by Jack D. Flam

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674185005

Publication Date: 05/26/1989

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464 pages

117 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword [Jack Flam]
  • Preface
  • Introduction [Robert Motherwell]
  • List of Illustrations
    • I. Pre-Dada
      • 1. Exhibition at the Independents, by Arthur Cravan. 1914
      • 2. Arthur Cravan and American Dada, by Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia. 1938
      • 3. Memories of an Amnesic (Fragments), by Erik Satie. 1912–13
        • i. What I Am
        • ii. The Day of a Musician
    • II. En Avant Dada: A History of Dadism, by Richard Huelsenbeck. 1920
    • III. Dada Fragments, by Hugo Ball. 1916–17
    • IV. Merz, by Kurt Schwitters. 1920
    • V. A Dada Personage
      • Two Letters, by Jacques Vaché (to André Breton). 1917–18
    • VI. Seven Dada Manifestoes, by Tristan Tzara. 1916–20
      • 1. Manifesto of Mr. Antipyrine
      • 2. Dada Manifesto. 1918
      • 3. Proclamation without Pretension
      • 4. Manifesto of mr. aa the anti-philosopher
      • 5. Manifesto on feeble love and bitter love
      • Supplement: how I became charming delightful and delicious
      • Colonial Syllogism
    • VII. History of Dada, by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. 1931
    • VIII. The Dada Spirit in Painting, by Georges Hugnet. 1932 and 1934
      • 1. Zurich and New York
      • 2. Berlin (1918–22)
      • 3. Cologne and Hanover
      • 4. Dada in Paris
    • IX. Three Dada Manifestoes, by André Breton. Before 1924
      • 1. For Dada
      • 2. Two Dada Manifestoes
      • 3. After Dada
    • X. Marcel Duchamp, by André Breton. 1922
      • New York Dada, edited by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. New York, April 1921. Facsimile
    • XI. Dada Fragments from Zurich
      • Notes from a Dada Diary, by Jean (Hans) Arp. 1932
        • monsieur duval
        • vases with umbilical cords
        • sketch for a landscape
      • End of the World, by Richard Huelsenbeck. 1916
    • XII. Dada Fragments from Paris
      • (Two Poems), by Paul Eluard. 1921
      • Project for a History of Contemporary Literature, by Louis Aragon. 1922. Facsimile
      • The Magnetic Fields, by André Breton and Philippe Soupault. 1920
    • XIII. From the Annals of Dada
      • Zurich Chronicle, by Tristan Tzara. 1915–19
      • Collective Dada Manifesto, by Richard Huelsenbeck. 1920
      • Lecture on Dada, by Tristan Tzara. 1922
    • XIV. Some Memories of Pre-Dada: Picabia and Duchamp, by Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia. 1949
      • La Pomme de Pins, edited by Francis Picabia. St. Raphael, February 25, 1922. Facsimile
    • XV. Theo van Doesburg and Dada, by Kurt Schwitters. 1931
    • XVI. Dada Lives! by Richard Huelsenbeck. 1936
    • XVII. Dada X Y Z… by Hans Richter. 1948
    • XVIII. Dada Was Not a Farce, by Jean (Hans) Arp. 1949
      • Sophie, by Jean (Hans) Arp. 1946
  • Appendices
    • A. The Dada Case, by Albert Gleizes. 1920
    • B. A Letter on Hugnet’s “Dada Spirit in Painting” by Tristan Tzara. 1937
    • C. Marcel Duchamp: Anti-Artist, by Harriet and Sidney Janis. 1945
    • D. Sound-Rel. 1919, and Birdlike. 1946, by Raoul Hausmann
  • Bibliography
    • Did Dada Die? A Critical Bibliography, by Bernard Karpel, Librarian, Museum of Modern Art, New York
    • Index to Bibliography
    • Addenda: Dada Alive and Well, by Bernard Karpel. 1981
  • Additional Bibliography
  • Dada Manifesto 1949, by Richard Huelsenbeck
  • An Introduction to Dada, by Tristan Tzara
  • General Index

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