Tristan Tzara - Sieben Dada Manifeste
Tristan Tzara—poet, literary iconoclast, and catalyst—was the founder of the Dada movement that began in Zürich during World War I. His ideas were inspired by his contempt for the bourgeois values and traditional attitudes toward art that existed at the time. For Tzara, art was both deadly serious and a game. The playfulness of Dada is evident in the manifestos collected here, both in Tzara’s polemic—which often uses dadaist typography—as well as in the delightful doodles and drawings contributed by Francis Picabia. This publication is a German translation of his Seven Dada Manifestos.