The DADA Reader
A Critical Anthology
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 influential movements of the twentieth century.
Part 1. Cabaret Voltaire, Dada, and Der Zeltweg
Part 2. Club Dada
Part 3. 391
Part 4. The Blind Man and New York Dada
Part 5. Littérature
Part 6. Die Schammade
Part 7. Cannibale, Z1, Projecteur and Le Coeur à barbe
Part 8. Bleu
Part 9. Mécano
Part 10. Dada-Tank, Dada Jazz and Dada-Jok
Part 11. Merz
Part 12. G