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Schwitters in Britain

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Editor: Emma Chambers, Karin Orchard
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication: 2013, First Edition
Binding: Softcover, section sewn
Pages: 168
Size: 210 x 265
Text: English

(Preface) 'Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was one of the most influential European avant-garde artists of the twentieth century. Associated with Dada, De Stijl and Constructivism, he produced paintings, collages, sound pieces, sculpture and installation works, as well as journalism, criticism, poetry and short stories. This book concentrates on the artist's lesser-known late works, made during his time in Britain, but sets the scene by recounting his earlier achievements.

Forced to flee Germany in 1937, Schwitters was interned as an enemy alien in 1940 on the Isle of Man. The last eight years of his life, spent in Britain, were intensely productive. His work included collages that utilised London ephemera and American magazines as well as assemblages and sculptures based on found organic objects, culminating in his last great sculpture and installation, the Merz Barn in the Lake District.

With over 130 illustrations, essays by prominent curators and art- historians, and an illustrated chronology, this book sees Schwitters not as an artist in isolation but as part of a network of other refugee artists and figures in the European avant-garde, providing important new insights into the life and work of this key modernist artist.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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