DADA & Modernist Magazines


  • cover dadaco The first issue of Der Dada (Berlin, June 1919) announces Dadaco, an ambitious collection of Dada poems, essays, collages and drawings, promoted as a 'Dadaistischer Handatlas', edited by Richard Huelsenbeck and published by Kurt Wolff in Munich (January 1920). This project was never finally realised, probably for financial reasons, but it was well advanced before it was abandoned, and a number of sources allow us to reconstruct it partially. Wolff sent Huelsenbeck a booklet of sixteen trial sheets of Dadaco in February 1920, and reproductions of these pages indicate that Huelsenbeck was planning an inventive, dynamic publication featuring Dadas worldwide.
    Emily Hage, 'Dadaco', in The Dada Reader. A Critical Anthology / edited by Dawn Ades (Tate Publishing : London 2006) 98.
    [collection unknown]


  • Dadaco
    (January 1920). Never published
    [to be] edited by Richard Huelsenbeck; [intended] publisher by Kurt Wolff, Munich
  • contributors
    Hugo Ball, Richard Huelsenbeck, Vincente Huidobro.
  • Illustrations by George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann.


  • [printed] Reprinted in 'Dada Germanico', part of Documenti e periodici Dada / a cura di Arturo Schwarz. Collezione di ristampe anastatiche diretta da Massimo Carra e Giorgio de Marchis (Gabriele Mazzotta : Milano 1970). The portfolio includes Club Dada, Der Dada 1-3, Die Schammade, Dadaco (Dadaistischer Handatlas).
  • [printed] Reprinted in Dada-Zeitschriften-Reprint (Edition Nautilus : Hamburg 1978). The portfolio includes Prospekt des Verlags freie Straße [Club Dada], Der Zeltweg Verlag Mouvement Dada, Cabaret Voltaire, Bulletin D, Der Dada 1, Der Dada 2, Der Dada 3 Malik Verlag, Dada Sinn der Welt, Dadameter [= Die Schammade], Calendrier 20.

  • [anthology] Emily Hage, 'Dadaco', in The Dada Reader. A Critical Anthology / edited by Dawn Ades (Tate Publishing : London 2006) 98-104.

secondary literature

  • Catherine Dufour
    'Un projet d’almanach international. Huelsenbeck et Tzara entre Dadaco, Dadaglobe et Dada Almanach', in Dada, circuit total / dossier coordiné par Henri Béhar et Catherine Dufour ; [avec des textes de Daniel Accursi ... et al.]. Les dossiers H (L’Age d’homme : Lausanne 2005) 195-204.
  • Richard Sheppard (ed.)
    Zurich - Dadaco - Dadaglobe. The Correspondence between Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara and Kurt Wolff, 1916-24 / edited by Richard Sheppard (Hutton Press : Tayport 1982).
  • Annabelle Türkis
    'Dadaco', in Dada (Éditions du Centre Pompidou : Paris 2005) 328.