Merz World: Processing the Complicated Order


AAVV, Hans Ulrich Obrist & Adrian Notz (eds.), JRP – Ringier, 2007. € 12,00

Textos de: Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Bissegger, Stefano Boeri, Dietmar Elger, Yona Friedman, Karin Orchard e Gwendolen Webster.

Inglês, imagens: 17 p&b e 12 cor, 128 págs, 16,5 x 10,5 cm.

Do editor:

The evolving artwork and early, all-encompassing installation “Merzbau” was German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters’ obsession. He began building a fantastical structure inside his Hanover studio in 1923, which he conceived as a project without end. It gradually took over most of the house. He continued to work on it in different locations throughout his life, remarking that the “Merzbau” contained everything that was important to him. This groundbreaking volume results from the first of a series of Zurich-based symposia on the “Merzbau” and its legacy in contemporary architecture, art and society. The “Symposium Merzbau” sets a new standard for further research on Schwitter’s influential project.”

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