DADA & Modernist Magazines


cover Punct

N° 12 (1925) [collection Artmark]


  • Punct
    Subtitle Revista de arta constructivista internationala
    N° 1 (November 1924) - N° 16 (March 1925)
    Director Scarlat Callimachi; edited by Victor Brauner (nos. 2-9) and Stéphane Roll
    Published in Bucharest
    4 pp.(single sheet, folding), except for N° 1, which is a poster (verso blank), and N° 6/7 (8 pp.)
    The unstated edition size is estimated at fewer than 500 copies, apart from the 'Luxusausgabe' of about 50; some issues are printed on colored wove stocks.
  • Dada Global 92-96.
  • contributors
    Texts by Scarlat Callimachi, Ilarie Voronca, Kurt Schwitters, Herwarth Walden, Theo van Doesburg, Linze, Ljubomir Micic, Philippe Soupault, and others.
  • Illustrations (including many linoleum cuts) by and after Marcel Janco, Milita Petrascu, Victor Brauner, János Mattis-Teutsch, Max Hermann Maxy as well as by foreign abstract artists such as Victor Servranckx or Kurt Schwitters and others. Inspired by Viking Eggeling's films, Janco composed a formal alphabet for Punct that resembled the Eggeling's abstract signs on film. The magazine published literary work by Romanian writers Ion Vinea, Stephan Roll, Ilarie Voronca and others, poems by French language poets as Philippe Soupault, Louis Emié and Georges Linze, articles on art by Theo van Doesburg, Kurt Schwitters and Herwarth Walden.


  • [printed] Reprint by ICARE : Bucarest 2003.

secondary literature

  • Irina Carabas
    'Can Aesthetics Overcome Politics? The Romanian Avant-garde and its Political Subtexts', lecture for 'New Histories of Politics' a conference at Central European University, Budapest (18-20 May 2007) [online]; available at <> [accessed 14 August 2012].
  • Irina Livezeanu
    'Romania: "Windows toward the West": new forms and the "poetry of true life". Revista celor l'alti (1908), Insula (1912), Chemarea (1912), Contimporanul (1922-32), 75 HP (1924), Punct (1924-5), Integral (1925-8), Urmuz (1925 ), Unu (1928-33)', 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) 1157-1183. google-books