158 pages. Trade paperback. Photos. Chronology. Near Fine. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or spine creasing. ISBN: 1412088453 In print at 17 buckaroonies. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The book gives a flavour of what the German artist/poet, Kurt Schwitters, achieved in his lifetime and what he meant to the people of the English Lake District and the wider world.
Born in Hanover in 1887, Schwitters fled Germany in 1937, going first to Norway, then to Britain, where he was interned for a year and a half as 'an enemy alien'. He was discharged from the Hutchinson Square Internment Camp on the Isle of Man in 1941 and lived for a time in London, where he forged links with a group of surrealist artists and poets many of whom were fellow fugitives from the Nazis. In London he was rebuffed by Kenneth Clarke, was refused work as a window dresser by Selfridges and met the teenage Jazz musician, George Melly. Together with his companion, Edith Thomas, he settled in Ambleside in the English Lake District in 1945 where he died in 948.
Famed for an innovative Dada 'Merzbau', created within his house in Hanover, Schwitters began a second Merzbau in Norway but was forced to abandon the work when he fled to Britain. Both works were subsequently destroyed.
In Ambleside he painted landscapes for tourists, portraits for 'locals' and collages for himself. He also began another Merzbau in a barn at Elterwater near Ambleside. But Schwitters died before the Merzbarn was finished; the work was removed to the Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University in the 1960's where it can be seen today.
Schwitters is known as 'the creator of Merz' (his own form of Dadaist art) and for his saying, 'I have so little time'. His Dadaist poem, 'an Anna Blume', won him international fame in the 1920's. He was a prolific writer.
This book seeks to express, in layman's terms and simple language, something of what Kurt Schwitters achieved in his lifetime. It is a 'Merz' book; it throws together words/articles/quotes/opinions and transforms them into a printed/written collage.
It is an essential handbook for the 'man in the street'.
Titel: KURT SCHWITTERS: Free Spirit.
Verlag: Trafford Publishing, 2006.
Zustand: Near Fine
Buchbeschreibung Trafford Publishing, 2006., 2006. 158 pages. Trade paperback. Photos. Chronology. In print at 17 buckaroonies. Artikel-Nr. A-263795