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En avant dada. Die Geschichte des Dadaismus

Huelsenbeck, Richard

Hannover. Paul Steegemann Verlag. 1920
Richard Huelsenbeck's En avant dada, his history of the beginnings of dada.

Huelsenbeck took a prominent part in the foundation of the Zürich and Berlin dada movements. He had been an Expressionist poet and writer but a visit to Zürich in February 1916 and contact with the 'Cabaret Voltaire' caused a change in his outlook. He returned to Berlin in January, 1917, initiating the dada group there. Huelsenbeck edited the 'Dada Almanac' in Berlin in 1920 and wrote this legendary work, 'En Avant Dada', a history of dadaism, in the same year.

[see Ades pp. 80 - 81].
pp. 44, (4). 8vo. (235 x 154 mm). Original printed wrappers. This copy with contemporary newspaper cuttings pasted onto recto and verso of title (images of Hannah Hoch, the first Dada exhibition in Berlin, and an assemblage painting by Hans Citroen). Slight browning to wrappers otherwise a fine copy.

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