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Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, New York, Paris
Leah Dickerman
1933045205
November 2005
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Book Description
Along with Russian constructivism and surrealism, Dada stands as one of the three most significant movements of the historical avant-garde. Born in the heart of Europe in the midst of World War I, Dada displayed a raucous skepticism about accepted values. Its embrace of new materials, of collage and assemblage techniques, of the designation of manufactured objects as art objects as well as its interest in performance, sound poetry, and manifestos fundamentally shaped the terms of modern art practice and created an abiding legacy for postwar art. Yet, while the word Dada has common currency, few know much about Dada art itself. In contrast to other key avant-garde movements, there has never been a major American exhibition that explores Dada specifically in broad view. Dada--the catalogue to the exhibition on view in...


Kurt Schwitters
Marc Dachy
092944521X
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Kurt Schwitters Merzbau
Elizabeth Burns Gamard
1568981368
Feb 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This graduate-level discourse on Kurt Schwitters (1887$1948) suggests that there is a hermeneutic content to the artist!s works. Highly regarded author Gamard (architecture, Tulane Univ.), who deploys a moderately academic writing style, believes that Schwitters!s best work was his famous construction in Hannover of the house-sized Merzbau, begun in 1923 and destroyed in 1943. The KdeE (as the Merzbau was also called) was an environment that grew out of Schwitters!s studio in his family!s apartment and adopted utopian and alchemistic themes. Over the years, Schwitters endlessly transformed the space into a cathedral-like series of grottoes, collages, and sections named Cave of the Sex, Lust Murderers, and Cave of the Deprecated Heroes, among others. The book contains 50 black-and-white illustrations, but they...


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Kurt Schwitters
1878972359
Aug 2002
Paperback
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42 Merzgedichte
Jackson Mac Low
1886449708
Jan 1999
Paperback
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The Starving Artist's Way: Easy Projects for Low Budget Living
Nava Lubelski
1400051916
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Follow these tenets of the Starving Artist’s lifestyle to create unique projects that prove that home décor, clothing, gifts, and accessories don’t have to be expensive to be spectacular. Whether you’re an artist or not—if you are brainstorming creative ways to make your pad look like a work of art, or if you are a crafty type looking for fun and original projects that don’t break the bank—The Starving Artist’s Way has something for you. With a wide variety of easy projects ranging from recipes to furniture, bath products to jewelry, this clever guide is your key to the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget, with more than 100 projects, most created exclusively for this book by New York City native and Starving Artist Nava Lubelski,...


Kurt Schwitters
Kurt Schwitters
3775709266
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kurt Schwitters was one of the most influential, groundbreaking, and forward-looking artists of international Modernism-yet only certain areas of his immensely diverse oeuvre have been thoroughly investigated and catalogued. His has now been properly and fully documented for the first time, in a landmark three-volume catalogue raisonn, which is particularly notable for bringing to light many of Schwitters' previously unpublished pictorial work, including collages, drawings, and paintings. This first volume covers the artist's early years, with little-known works form the period prior to World War I, as well as the earliest MERZ pieces he created between 1918 and 1922. Schwitters' works are here organized chronologically and, within years, according to genre, and the book also features a detailed illustrated biography...


Ernst Schwitters in Norway: Photographs 1930-1960
Ernst Schwitters (Photographer)
3775715266
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The oeuvre of photographer Ernst Schwitters (son of Kurt Schwitters), who lived in Norway from 1937 to 1940 and from 1945 until his death in 1996, is still largely unknown today. As a child growing up in Germany, Ernst Schwitters acquired basic skills in photography, documenting many of his fatherís works. In 1929, a visit from Man Ray opened his eyes to avant-garde experimentation, and he went on to develop the technique of the classical photogram. Soon afterward, he began to show his abstract works internationally. In the late 1940s and 50s he was regarded as one of Norwayís leading photographers. This first broad overview of Schwittersís work is comprised primarily of previously unpublished photographs. In addition to photograms from the early 30s, there are architectural and industrial photographs...


Kurt Schwitters Catalogue Raisonne
Kurt Schwitters
3775709886
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
There is scarcely an artist working today, provided they use materials other than paint, who does not refer to Kurt Schwitters in some way. In his bold and wide-ranging experiments, his prodigious collages and ground-breaking environments, he can be seen as the grandfather of pop art, happenings, concept art, Fluxus, multimedia art, and even postmodernism--yet only certain parts of his immensely varied pictorial work have been thoroughly investigated. From the Dadaist collages to the final, partial incarnation of the Merzbau in the Lake District of England, Schwitters's oeuvre is here documented and properly acknowledged for the first time in a three-volume catalogue raisonné, of which this is the second installment. More than 4,000 works produced between 1905 and 1948, among them numerous previously...


Kurt Schwitters
Kurt Schwitters
3775709894
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Although Kurt Schwitters was one of the most influential artists of international modernism, only select portions of his immensely varied body of pictorial work have been investigated thoroughly. And what a body of work it is, unlike one ever seen before or after, combining bits of found detritus into compositions of tight, unexpected melodies and startling tunes. Schwitters was constantly sighting scraps of handbills, train tickets, newspapers, clothing, and more on the city streets, pocketing them for later use in one of his Merz collages. His intense body of found object constructions stands as one of the premier examples of the ultimtate modern form, assemblage, of which he has been called the "grandfather." After extensive research worldwide and a complete examination of his artistic estate, Schwitters's oeuvre...


I Build My Time
Kurt Schwitters
0906630096
October 2003
Hardcover
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Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Von Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim
Vivian E. Barnett
0892073276
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A talented artist who studied in Munich, Berlin, and Paris, Hilla Rebay embraced the idea of non-representational art as both a style and an aesthetic philosophy. At age 22 she began to exhibit and was introduced to the influential and avant-garde gallery Der Sturm in Berlin, where she was drawn to modern giants such as Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. When Rebay moved to America in 1927, she was commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim to paint his portrait, and from that point she began her mission to enlighten him with the art she so fervently supported. Rebay introduced Guggenheim to artists such as Kandinsky, and in 1937, he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation for the magnificent collection he had purchased, based on Rebay's advice. In 1939, he and Rebay started the Museum of Non-objective...


The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum
Vivien Endicott Barnett
0300096356
November 2002
Hardcover
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Choice
"[P]rovides history and documentation essential for understanding the influence of Scheyer, Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky, and Feininger on American art."

Book Description
A famous art collector, dealer, and indomitable champion of modern art, Emmy (Galka) Scheyer (1889-1945) is best known as the founder of the Blue Four artists' group, whose members were Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Alexei Jawlensky, and Vasily Kandinsky. Through her contacts with the art world in Europe and America, Scheyer acquired a remarkable collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture. This book presents almost five hundred items from the collection, reproducing most in full color. It features numerous works by the Blue Four, as well as those by eminent European artists and artists Scheyer knew in...

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