The Resource The collages of Kurt Schwitters : tradition and innovation, Dorothea Dietrich

The collages of Kurt Schwitters : tradition and innovation, Dorothea Dietrich

Label
The collages of Kurt Schwitters : tradition and innovation
Title
The collages of Kurt Schwitters
Title remainder
tradition and innovation
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Dietrich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. With its emphasis on fragmentation and the prefabricated, collage pronounced a radical break with artistic tradition, while simultaneously allowing the past to survive in the salvaged fragments of which it was composed. Analyzing specific works, such as Schwitters's famous Merzbau (the so-called Cathedral of Erotic Misery) and some of the artist's texts, Dietrich delineates in rich detail the survival of tradition within avant-garde innovation. She also demonstrates cogently how artistic expression does not fall into pre-determined categories; rather, it is the result of the complex mingling of public, private, political, economic, and artistic concerns." "Characterizing Schwitters's work as the product of the deep social and political crisis 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."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dietrich, Dorothea
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6888.S42
LC item number
D54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt <1887-1948>
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Schwitters, Kurt
  • Artists
  • Artistes
  • Artistes
  • Art, General
  • Artists
  • Collages
  • Collage
  • Collage
  • Germany
Label
The collages of Kurt Schwitters : tradition and innovation, Dorothea Dietrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521419369
Lccn
92044956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27147370
  • (OCoLC)ocm27147370
Label
The collages of Kurt Schwitters : tradition and innovation, Dorothea Dietrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521419369
Lccn
92044956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27147370
  • (OCoLC)ocm27147370

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