New York: Thames and Hudson/Museum of Modern Art, 1985. 1st Paperback Edition. Folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Monograph published on the occasion of a comprehensive exhibition of avant-garde artist Schwitter's work at MoMA. Schwitters was an active member in Berlin's art scene, particularly known for his collages and his one-man movement Merz, until he was forced into exile by the Nazis. He created more than 2000 collages in his lifetime, often in a diaristic style, with inexhaustible materials and methods; he liked to incorporate typography to help reinforce the small scale of the pieces, as well as paper with photos or illustrations as a way of rejecting representation. With 365 illustrations, 32 in color. Includes selected bibliography and a list of illustrations. Light general wear to edges. Near fine. Item #1499