The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation

By: Dietrich, Dorothea; Schwitters, Kurt

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 240 pages. Slight edge wear. 104 illustrations, and eight color plates.


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At the end of World War I, the German artist Kurt Schwitters dramatically broke with dominant artistic traditions by adopting collage as the primary medium for his literary and visual production. In The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation, Dorothea Dietrich demonstrates how collages function for the artist. Characterising Schwitters's work as the product of the deep social and political crises of the Weimar Republic, Dietrich challenges the prevalent outlook that twentieth-century art can be reduced to a revolutionary struggle of avant-garde artists against an entrenched artistic tradition. The Collages of Kurt Schwitters argues for a more nuanced view, in which revolutionary art forms are exposed as containing much that is traditional and, indeed, reactionary.

Title: The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation

Author: Dietrich, Dorothea; Schwitters, Kurt

Categories: Art,

Publisher: West Nyack, New York, U.S.A., Cambridge Univ Pr: 1995

ISBN Number: 0521498910

ISBN Number 13: 9780521498913

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 127049

Keywords: German, Kurt Schwitters, Collage, salvage, fragments, Merzbau, Avant-garde, Weimar Republic, Twentieth Century,