The DADA Painters and Poets: An Anthology edited by Robert Motherwell, 1967, 2nd printing; 1st published in 1951. The Documents of Modern Art, Vol. 8, George Wittenborn, Inc., New York. 7.75 x 10.25, pp. 432. Dust jacket, cover and general typography by Paul Rand.
A seminal anthology devoted to one of the 20th century’s “most boisterous” artistic revolutions edited by an American abstract expressionist painter and prolific writer and lecturer.
With the original Preface (June 14, 1951) and extensive Introduction (Winter 1951) by Motherwell. Followed by original writings on Dada between 1912–1949 from: Arthur Cravan, Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, Erik Satie, Richard Huelsenback, Hugo Ball, Kurt Schwitters, Jacques Vaché, Tristan Tzara, Georges Hugnet, André Breton, Jean (Hans) Arp, Paul Eluard, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Francis Picabia, Harriet and Sidney Janis, Raoul Hausmann, Hans Richter, Albert Gleizes, Louis Aragon, and others. Heavily illustrated with 147 black and white Dada examples: artworks, documents, photographs, broadsides, manifestos and others.
A nearly fine illustrated hardcover cloth with a clean interior and sturdy binding. Light wear to the corners including a small art school library stamp, pencil number and a marked area on the inside back cover where a label once appeared. The original, lightly worn dust jacket has a few close tears and light soiling.
A solid copy of an important book complemented by Rand’s iconic design, which interprets the Dada spirit and type. See Tristan Tzara’s cover for DADA 4-5: Anthologie Dada, 1919.