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Cinéma calendrier du cœur abstrait Maisons

84 pages
20.5 x 25 cm
sewned softcover book
language: English
postface by Henri Behar
19 engraved wood plates by Hans Arp
release: 2005
ISBN 978-2-916275-01-0 

For the aesthetes, book lovers, Dadaism's collectors, this one leaves no doubt: this large format collection is the most beautiful of all Dada books. The dialogue between the poet and the artist, first initiated in Zurich during the war, 

Cinema calendar is the most fully accomplished example of the Dadaist book thanks to Arp's nineteen woodcuts, their varied layout on the page and the balance of text and image. One would be tempted to call it wisdom. The revolutionaries, however, have not gotten off their arms: they ask for the participation of the reader, sometimes even with violence. We remain confused in the midst of Arp's black shapes offered as a humoristic contrast to the portraits of Dadaist friends (Soupault, Breton, Eluard, Aragon, Arp, Picabia, Ribemont-Dessaignes ...), painted by Tzara with a remarkable acuity.