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The Resource Kurt Schwitters : space, image, exile, Megan R. Luke

Kurt Schwitters : space, image, exile, Megan R. Luke

Label
Kurt Schwitters : space, image, exile
Title
Kurt Schwitters
Title remainder
space, image, exile
Statement of responsibility
Megan R. Luke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) is best known for his pioneering work in fusing collage and abstraction, the two most transformative innovations of twentieth-century art. Considered the father of installation art, Schwitters was also a theorist, a Dadaist, and a writer whose influence extends from Robert Rauschenberg and Eva Hesse to Thomas Hirschhorn. But while his early experiments in collage and installation from the interwar period have garnered much critical acclaim, his later work has generally been ignored. In the first book to fill this gap, Megan R. Luke tells the fascinating, even moving story of the work produced by the aging, isolated artist under the Nazi regime and during his years in exile. Combining new biographical material with archival research, Luke surveys Schwitters's experiments in shaping space and the development of his Merzbau, describing his haphazard studios in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom and the smaller, quieter pieces he created there. She makes a case for the enormous relevance of Schwitters's aesthetic concerns to contemporary artists, arguing that his later work provides a guide to new narratives about modernism in the visual arts. These pieces, she shows, were born of artistic exchange and shaped by his rootless life after exile, and they offer a new way of thinking about the history of art that privileges itinerancy over identity and the critical power of humorous inversion over unambiguous communication. Packed with images, Kurt Schwitters completes the narrative of an artist who remains a considerable force today. -- Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luke, Megan R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6888.S42
LC item number
L85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Artists
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
  • Artists
  • Germany
Label
Kurt Schwitters : space, image, exile, Megan R. Luke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Radiating space -- The wandering Merzbau -- For the hand -- The image in exile
Control code
857287953
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780226085180
Lccn
2013032854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857287953
Label
Kurt Schwitters : space, image, exile, Megan R. Luke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Radiating space -- The wandering Merzbau -- For the hand -- The image in exile
Control code
857287953
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780226085180
Lccn
2013032854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857287953

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