DADA & Modernist Magazines


  • cover Le coeur a barbe The first and only issue of Le Coeur à barbe, a "transparent newspaper" published by Tristan Tzara in April, 1922 in reply to André Breton's attacks on him in the March 2nd issue of Comoedia. It contains texts by Éluard, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Satie, Fraenkel, Huidobro, Péret, Soupault, Duchamp, etc. The cover design by Tzara is one of the best-known and most appealing graphic inventions of Paris Dada. The affair came to an end on the 'Bearded Heart Evening' at the Michel Theatre on July 6, 1923.
    N° 1 (April 1922) [International Dada Archive]


  • Le Coeur à barbe
    Subtitle Journal transparent
    N° 1 (April 1922). Only one issue published
    Edited by Tristan Tzara, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes; published by Au Sans Pareil, Paris
    8 pp. ; 22.5 × 14 cm
  • contributors
    Paul Éluard, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Tristan Tzara, Erik Satie, Theodor Fraenkel, Vitorio Huidobro, Benjamin Péret, Philippe Soupault, Rrose Sélavy [= Marcel Duchamp], André Breton and others.


  • [printed] Reprinted in 'Dada francese', in Documenti e periodici Dada / a cura di Arturo Schwarz. Collezione di ristampe anastatiche diretta da Massimo Carra e Giorgio de Marchis (G. Mazzotta : Milano 1970). Includes Le Coeur à barbe, Cannibale, La Pomme de pins, Projecteur and Z).
  • [printed] Michel Giroud (ed.), Cabaret Voltaire. Der Zeltweg. Dada. Le Coeur A Barbe 1916-1922 (Éditions Jean Michel Place : Paris 1981).

  • [anthology] 'Cannibale, Z1, Projecteur and Le coeur à barbe', in The Dada Reader. A Critical Anthology / edited by Dawn Ades (Tate Publishing : London 2006) 253-256.

secondary literature

  • Dawn Ades
    'Cannibale, Z1, Projecteur and Le coeur à barbe', in The Dada reader. A critical anthology / edited by Dawn Ades (Tate Publishers : London 2006) 244.
  • Nathalie Ernoult
    'Coeur à barbe', in Dada (Editions du Centre Pompidou : Paris 2005) 268.
  • Ruth Hemus
    'Dada's Paris Season: 391 (1919-24), Cannibale (1920), Projecteur (1920), Dada (1920-1), Le Coeur à Barbe (1922)', in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume III: Europe 1880 - 1940 / edited by Peter Brooker, Sascha Bru, Andrew Thacker, and Christian Weikop (Oxford University Press : Oxford etc. 2013) 180-202. google-books