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Kurt Schwitters

Author: Roger Cardinal; Gwendolen Webster
Publisher: Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This overview of Schwitters's life and work sheds fresh light on his art, his writings, and his commercial ventures. It also offers a new perspective on the Merzbau, the monumental interior he referred to as his "life's work."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Kurt Schwitters; Kurt Schwitters; Kurt Schwitters; Kurt Schwitter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Cardinal; Gwendolen Webster
ISBN: 9783775725118 3775725113
OCLC Number: 609541348
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: The life --
Early life --
Hanover and Berlin --
Schwitters and Dada --
Merz and the avant garde --
Merz-Kommerz --
The thirties --
Norway --
England --
The artist --
Early paintings and drawings --
The collage principle --
Looking at a Merz composition --
Looking at the collages --
Lettering in the collages --
Political and social aspects of Merz imagery --
Referential collages --
The temptation of abstraction --
The sculptural works --
The Merzbauten --
Minor odes of Merz composition --
Supplementary artistic productions --
Schwitters in exile: Norway --
Schwitters in exile: England --
Understanding Schwitter's creative project --
The writer --
The poems --
The Ursonate --
Theater, performance, dramas --
Prose fiction --
Sayings and slogans --
The manifestos --
The letters --
The designer --
The Merz journals --
Typography and graphic design --
Architecture.
Responsibility: Roger Cardinal, Gwendolen Webster.

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This overview of Schwitters's life and work sheds fresh light on his art, his writings, and his commercial ventures. It also offers a new perspective on the Merzbau, the monumental interior he referred to as his "life's work."--Jacket.

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