The History of Dada: Dada Zurich: A Clown's Game from Nothing
During World War I Zurich was a cultural and political showplace.
Essays in this volume examine the social, psychological and
political atmosphere that made Zurich the centre for revolutionary
changes in Europe and around the world. Happenings and performances
are discussed in aesthetic, socio-political, and anthropological
terms. Other topics covered include Dada's laughter, the
establishment and development of Caberet Voltaire, the exhibition
and events at the Galerie Dada, and the periodicals that emerged
from the Zurich Dada movement.