Dada Reader - A Critical Anthology

ISBN-10: 0226006980
ISBN-13: 9780226006987
Edition: 2006
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The revolutionary Dada movement, though short-lived, produced a vast amount of creative work in both art and literature during the years that followed World War I. Rejecting all social and artistic conventions, Dadaists went to the extremes of provocative behavior, creating "anti-art" pieces that ridiculed and questioned the very nature of creative endeavor. To understand their movement's heady mix of anarchy and nihilism--combined with a lethal dash of humor--it's essential to engage with the artists' most important writings and manifestos. And that is is precisely where this reader comes in. Bringing together key Dada texts, many of them translated into English for the first time, this volume immerses readers in some of the most famous (and infamous) periodicals of the time, from Hugo Ball's "Cabaret Voltaire" and Francis Picabia's "391" to Marcel Duchamp's "The Blind Man" and Kurt Schwitters's "Merz". Published in Europe and the United States between 1916 and 1932, these journals constituted the movement's lifeblood, communicating the desires and aspirations of the artists involved. In addition to providing the first representative selection of these texts, "The Dada Reader" also includes excerpts from many lesser-known American and Eastern European journals. Compiled with both students and general readers in mind, this volume is necessary reading for anyone interested in one of the most dynamic and influentialmovements of the twentieth century.

Introduction
Cabaret Voltaire, Dada, and Der Zeltweg
Cabaret Voltaire May 1916
'Editorial'
'Note for the Burgeoise'
'Tree'
'Song to the Dawn'
'Morphine'
'Dada Review No. 2'
'Looking and Lightning'
'Cabaret'
'Crepitations'
'Maybe the Last Flight'
'Dada-Dialogue Between a Coachman and a Swallow'
Dada 1 July 1917
'A Musical Puking'
'Marcel Janco'
Dada 2 December 1917
'Note 2 on Art. H. Arp'
'Mechanical Razor'
Dada 3 December 1918
'Dada Manifesto 1918'
'Guillaume Apollinaire'
'The Work of Hans Arp'
'Guillaume Apollinaire'
Dada 4-5: Dada Anthology May 1919
'Zurich Chronicle'
'From the cloud-pump'
'Latest News from Germany'
'Against Without for Dada'
Der Zeltweg November 1919
'Thoughts'
'Hyperbola of the Crocodile Hairdresser and the Walking Stick'
'In-between-Painting (as we approach the point de tangence)'
'The cloud-pump'
'The Swig about the Axis'
'World of Madness'
Dadaphone No. 7 March 1920
'Artichokes'
'Barrier'
'Dada is a Virgin Germ'
'Dada No. 1'
Dada Intirol Au grand air September 1921
'The Unbeaten Fustanella'
'Declaration'
'The Old Vivisectionist'
Club Dada
Introduction
Club Dada April 1918
'Foreword to the History of the Age'
'American Parade'
Der Dada Introduction
Der Dada 1 June 1919
'Year 1 of World Peace'
'Alitterel'
'Put Your Money in Dada!'
Der Dada 2 December 1919
'The German Petit Bourgeois is Cross'
'Join Dada'
Der Dada 3 April 1920
'Dada Reed-Pipe'
'Dada in Europe'
'Instant Wit or a Dadalogy'
[Charivari]
Dadaco Introduction
Dadaco [Unpublished anthology 1920]
'What is Dada'
391
Introduction
No. 1, January 1917
'Whispers from Abroad'
No. 3, March 1917
'Cinematography'
No. 6, July 1917
'Metal'
No. 8, February 1919
'Little Manifesto'
Automatic text
No. 9, November 1919
'The Autumn Salon'
No. 10, December 1919
'Letter to Mr Frantz Jourdain'
No. 11, February 1920
'Doctor Serner's Casebook'
No. 12, March 1920
'Dada Manifesto'
'In the Plural'
'First and Final Report of the Secretary of the Golden Section: The Excommunicated'
No. 13, July 1920
'Manifesto According to Saint-Jean Clysopompe'
No. 14, November 1920
'Jesus-Christ Con Man'
'Interview with Jean Metzinger about Cubism'
No. 15, 10 July 1921, Le Pilhaou-Thibaou
'391'
'Dadaist Poem'
'Letter to Francis Picabia'
No. 17, June 1924
'The Star on his Forehead'
'A Mammal's Notebooks (I)'
'Letter from my Grandfather'
No. 18, July 1924
'A Mammal's Notebooks (II)'
'Letters from Paris'
No. 19, October 1924
'Opinions and Portraits'
The Blind Man and New York Dada
Introduction
The Blindman No. 1, April 1917
'The Blind Man'
'In...Formation'
P.B.T. The Blind Man No. 2, May 1917
'The Richard Mutt Case'
'Buddha of the Bathroom'
'Letter to Blind Man'
New York Dada, April 1921
'Eye-cover, Art-cover, Corset-cover Authorization'
Litterature
Introduction
No. 1, March 1919
'Review of Dada'
No. 2, April 1919
'A New Work'
No. 4, June 1919
'The Mystery Corset'
No. 5, July 1919
'A Philosopher'
'Animals and their Men'
No. 7, September 1919
'Factory'
'Opium!'
No. 8, October 1919
'Trivialities'
'Arthur Rimbaud as Seen by Jules Mary'
No. 9, November 1919
'Atrocities of Arthur and Trumpet and Deep-Sea Diver'
No. 10, December 1919
'A Necessary Act'
'Open Letter to Jacques Riviere'
No. 12, February 1920
'Scare Me Daddy'
'Hotels'
No. 13, May 1920
'Twenty-Three Manifestos of the Dada Movement'
No. 15 July/August 1920
'Examples'
'Chronicle'
No. 16, September/October 1920
'When the dogs cross the air in the diamond like ideas and the appendix of the brain displays the time of the programmed alarm'
No. 17, December 1920
'Minutes'
'Projected Habitation Reform'
No. 19, May 1921
'Buffet'
'ARP'
'Down with Utter French Genius'
Litterature New Series No. 7, December 1922
'Rrose Selavy'
Litterature New Series No. 9, February-March 1923
'What Lovely Weather!'
Litterature New Series No. 10, May 1923
'Bonny Wants a Car'
Litterature New Series Nos. 11 and 12, October 1923
'Elegant Canticle of Salome Salomon'
Die Schammade
Introduction
Die Schammade April 1920
'Tubular Settlement or Gothic'
'From "Superior Cockatoo"'
'Worringer, Profetor Dadaisticus'
'Bellresonance II'
'Aragon house'
'All that is mysterious'
Cannibale, Z1, Projecteur and Le Coeur a barbe
Introduction
Cannibale 1 April 1920
'+ Aerophagia o Arteriosclerosis The refrain of what?'
Z1 March 1920
'What is Dada!'
Projecteur May 1920
'Particulars'
'Luna Park'
'White Coffee'
'Festival Dada'
Le Coeur a barbe April 1922
'To Make the Heart Grow'
'A Mammal's Notebooks (Extracts)'
'Second Class Tickets'
Bleu
Introduction
No. 2, 1920
'Communications Bleu - Note 1'
No. 3, January 1921
'Either it is well or it is not well: see for yourselves Ladies, Gentlemen!...'
Mecano
Introduction
Yellow, February 1922
'Antiartandpurereasonmanifesto'
Blue, July 1922
'Dada Holland: Manifesto 0,96013'
'Archachitektonica'
Red, October 1922
'ChRoNIEk-MECANo'
'The child with the blond belly'
White, January 1924
'The White Lacquered Little Black Paper Bag: "Souvenir from Holland"'
Dada-Tank, Dadajazz and Dada-Jok
Introduction
Dada-Tank, June 1922
'Architecture'
Dada Jazz, September 1922
'Dadaism (club dada bluf)'
Dada-Jok, 1922
'Dada Antidada'
'A Panopticon Travels In a Mirror'
Merz
Introduction
No. 1, January 1923
'Dadaism'
'Dadaism in Holland'
No. 2, April 1923
'Manifesto Prole Art'
'P...Pornographic i-poem'
No. 6, October 1923
'Watch Your Step!'
G
Introduction
No. 3, June 1924
'George Grob'
Notes
Acknowledgements
Index

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