Kurt Schwitters Merzbau: The Cathedral of Erotic Misery

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German artist Kurt Schwitters began constructing the Merzbau, a combination of collage, sculpture, and architecture, in a corner of his studio in Hannover, Germany in 1920. Also called the Cathedral of Erotic Misery, this was Schwitters's private world. It eventually took over his entire living quarters, the apartment above, and part of the yard, and was divided into rooms-the Biedermeier Room, the de Stijl Room, the Goethe Cave, the Mondrian Cave, and the Mies Cave, among others. It was destroyed during an Allied bombing ...

Kurt Schwitters Merzbau: The Cathedral of Erotic Misery 2000, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568981369

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