Research

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Institutions and archives holding material related to Kurt Schwitters
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Primary Sources

Kurt Schwitters Archive - holdings

    "Merz", in Der Ararat vol. 2, no.1


The Merz journals online, International Dada Archive, University of Iowa

Memoiren Anna Blumes in Bleie: Eine leichtfassliche Methode zur Erlernung des Wahnsinns für Jederman. Freiburg (Baden): Walter Heinrich, 1922

Der Buchhändler

Berliner Börsenkukukunst

Anna Blume: Dichtungen. Hanover: Paul Steegemann, 1919. 1st printing

Kurt Schwitters. Anna Blume: Dichtungen. Hanover: Paul Steegemann, 1919. 2nd printing

Kurt Schwitters - contributions to International Revue i10 (1927-29)

"Ich und meine Ziele" in Merz 21

Kurt Schwitters - works in Dada publications



Dissertations

2016

Megan Pounds: (Un) Forming Nature: Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn (1947-1948)
Master’s Thesis, June 2016, University of Oregon

2015

Miriam Minak, "Die ‚offene Konstruktion‘ als Moment einer experimentellen Lebenserfahrung. Der Einfluss von Kurt Schwitters auf Hélio Oiticica", Masters thesis, November 2015, Freie Universität Berlin


2014
Joseph Hawkins "The Merzbarn: the Architectural Imagination of Kurt Schwitters", PhD Diss. University of East London, UK, 2014


Petra Kunzelmann "ich fordere die abstrakte Verwendung der Kritiker" Kurt Schwitters und die Kunstkritik, PhD. Diss. Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen 2014

Rodanthi Vardouli "Performative Autobiography as Design Attitude: The Merz-World of Kurt Schwitters, Master of Science in Architecture Studies thesis, May 2014

2011
Wendy Ann Parker, Political photomontage: Transformation, revelation, and "truth" University of Iowa, 2011

Bertram Ritter, Kurt Schwitters 1918: Übergang zur Collage. Eine kunstsoziologische Fallstudie zum Zusammenhang von Werkgestalt und Biographie auf Basis immanenter Bildanalysen, PhD diss. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

2010
Nadine Schnorr Kurt Schwitters - Das plastische Werk (Term paper) Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

2009
Stina Barchan, 'The House and the Archive: Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters', PhD diss., University of London, 2009

Megan Rand Luke, Space for Recognition: The Late Work and Exile of Kurt Schwitters (1930-1948), Ph.D. diss, Harvard, 2009

Ian Reddy, Merz magic: Kurt Schwitters and his millenarian art of protection, Carleton University, 2009, 149 pages; MR58431

2008
Sarah Beth Hinderliter, The space of painting: Kurt Schwitters and El Lissitzky, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008

Matthew D Mindrup, Assembling the Ineffable in Kurt Schwitters’ Architectural Models, Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Sigrid Franz, Kurt Schwitters’ Merz-Ästhetik im Spannungsfeld der Künste, Berlin, 2008
(For a review of this dissertation see Modern Language Review, April 2011)

Dedecker Adrian, Merzbau passageways, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008

2007
Evelyn Fux, Schnitt durch die verkehrte Merzwelt, Konzeptionen des Narrativen in der Prosa von Kurt Schwitters, Wiedler Verlag, Berlin 2007

Christiane Köppe, Die Lautpoesie der Dadaisten, Studienarbeit, Universität Erfurt, 2007.

Noël Reumkens, Allotria ad absurdum: Schwitters' Merzlyrik als Resonanzdimension, Aisthesis-Verl., 2007

Gwendolen Webster, Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau, Ph.D. diss, Open University, Milton Keynes, 2007.

2006
Ilona Kramer, Sinn aus Unsinn: Das Gedicht "An Anna Blume" im Kontext dadaistischer Antikunst und der Merz-Kunst von Kurt Schwitters. Studienarbeit, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, 2006

2005
Ed Ruscha, Douglas Huebler, Bas jan Ader, Jimmie Durham, Gustav Metzger, Kurt Schwitters & Cian Quayle, Inventory for a Reverse Journey. Photographic Image and Found Object - An investigation of travel and material transformation as a paradigm of artist's practice, Ph. D diss, University of the Arts, London, 2005

2004
Tahia Thaddeus Reynaga, The elusive and yet irrepressible modernist self: formulating a theory of self-reflexivity in Kurt Schwitters' Hanover Merzbau through the vitalist philosphies of Georg Simmel and Henri Bergson, PhD thesis, University of Nottingham, 2004

Petra Schaesberg, "Polyperspektive und Merz. Kurt Schwitters, Das Kirschbild 1921" in Konzept der Collage Paradigmenwechsel in der Entwicklung der Collage von Pablo Picasso bis Edward Ruscha, PhD diss, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, 2004, pp 87-108.

2003
Rosine Hunter, Christina, Romantic Fragments: Kurt Schwitters' Collages PhD diss. Columbia University, New York (New York) 2003

Cornelia Osswald-Hoffmann, Zauber... und Zeigeräume: Raumgestaltungen der 20er und 30er Jahre. Die »Merzbauten« des Kurt Schwitters und der »Prounenraum« sowie die Räumlichkeiten der Abstrakten des El Lissitzky, Munich 2003.

2001
Curt Germundson, Kurt Schwitters in Hanover: investigation of a cultural environment, PhD diss. University of Iowa, 2001.

Richard Grasshoff, Der Befreite Buchstabe: Über Lettrismus - Letters in Freedom, PhD diss, FU Berlin, 2001

2000
Isabelle Ewig, Kurt Schwitters oxymore ou l'art de la contradiction, PhD diss., Sorbonne, Paris, 2000.

1999
Reiner Meyer, Die Reklamekunst der Keksfabrik Bahlsen in Hannover von 1889-1945 PhD diss., Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 1999

1998
Diane Lafontaine, Le collage à travers l'oeuvre du Merzbau de Kurt Schwitters, McGill University 1998

1997
Kim Behm, Die Frühen Nachkriegszeichnungen von Kurt Schwitters, 1918-1923, Marburg 1997

Donald F. Labossiere, Between Worlds: A Search for Secrets within the Cathedral of Erotic Misery, PhD. diss., McGill University, 1997.

1996
Hans-Jürgen Hereth, Die Rezeptions- und Wirkungsgeschichte von Kurt Schwitters, dargestellt anhand seines Gedichts "An Anna Blume" Ph.D. diss, University of Siegen, 1996.

Simone Heinrich, Schrift im Werk von Kurt Schwitters. Magisterarbeit 1996.

1995
Herbert Braun, Wege aus dem Dadaismus am Beispiel von Hugo Ball und Kurt Schwitters, Magisterarbeit, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 1995

1994
Karsten Imm, Absurd und grotesk : zum Erzählwerk von Wilhelm Busch und Kurt Schwitters, Bielefeld : Aisthesis-Verl., 1994.>

Iris Frey, Textbilder - Bildtexte. Das Prinzip der Collage in der Merzkunst von Kurt Schwitters. Magisterarbeit 1994.

1993
Beatrix Nobis, Kurt Schwitters und die romantische Ironie : ein Beitrag zur Deutung des Merz-Kunstbegriffes, VDG, Verl. und Datenbank für Geisteswiss., 1993

1992
Andrea el-Danasouri, Kunststoff und Müll : das Material bei Naum Gabo und Kurt Schwitters, München, Scaneg, 1992

Harald Henzler, Literatur an der Grenze zum Spiel : eine Untersuchung zu Robert Walser, Hugo Ball und Kurt Schwitters. Würzburg : Königshausen & Neumann, 1992.

1990
Annegreth Nill, Decoding 'Merz': An Interpretive Study of Kurt Schwitters' Early Work 1918-1922, PhD diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1990

1987
Arta Valstar, die abstrakten hannover, University of Bonn 1987.

Kim Roper, Kurt Schwitters, design history dissertation, London College of Printing, 1987

1970
Meredith McClain, A Musicological Approach to Modernism Analyses of Poems by Carl Einstein, Hamsharp and Kurt Schwitters, MA, University of Texas at Austin, 1970

1969
Leonard Retiz, The Pre-Merz Poetry of Kurt Schwitters, MA, University of Texas at Austin, 1969



Articles in Journals

2015
Martyn Hudson: Schwitters’s Ursonate and the Merz Barn Wall,
Leonardo Music Journal Dec. 2015, vol. 25, pp 89-92

2014
Cole Collins 'From the back as from the front'. Feminist Perspectives in Anna Blossom has Wheels', Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 4, 2014, p. 39-52


Robin Fuller 'More consistent and systematic than any form of writing I know'. Kurt Schwitters' Systemschrift, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 4, 2014, p. 3-22

Matthew Mindrup Kurt Schwitters' Architectural Models Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 4, 2014, p. 23-38

Isabel Schulz, Zur Ursonate von Kurt Schwitters, in: Der Wert des Originals, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, (Reihe: Marbacher Magazin, vol. 148, Marbach (Neckar) 2014, S. 49-52

Rodanthi Vardouli Reasoning Irrationally. The Logics of Kurt Schwitters' Merz-World, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 4, 2014, p. 53-62

Allen Weiss (with an introduction by Roger Cardinal) The Errant Text, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 4, 2014, p. 63-72

2013
Helmut Allemand, Bunte Zeitungsfetzten – an analysis, KSUK Newsletter Feb. 2013

Stina Barchan di Maria, Mime in the Archive: Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 3-18

Antony Dobson, Some thoughts on ‘Young Earnest’, KSUK Newsletter Feb. 2013

Andrew Laird, "I am still a German." The Unfortunate Exile of Kurt Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 29-39

Edel Sheridan Quantz, 'Ich bin der Künstler…’: Kurt Schwitters and Mollling’s "awful" illustrations. KSUK Newsletter May 2013

Gwendolen Webster, Herbert von Garvens and Kurt Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 40-55

Michael White, Black and White and Read All Over, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 19-28

2012
Mary Burkett, The Search for Schwitters, KSUK Newsletter, Sept. 2012

Götz-Lothar Darsow, "I feel wretchedly depressed here in Waldhausen." The sad fate of Helma Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 2. p. 25-30.

Lloyd Gibson, ‘Far Away From’: Kurt Schwitters, the Merz Barn and the Biomorphic Forties, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 2, p. 11-24.

Lloyd Gibson, The Topography of Anna - Decoding the Merz Barn, KSUK Newsletter Jan. 2012

Megan Luke, "Sculpture for the Hand: Herbert Read in the Studio of Kurt Schwitters", Art History 35, April 2012

Megan Luke, The Wandering Merzbau, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 2, p. 3-10.

Edward Thorp, Harry Pierce of Langdale, KSUK Newsletter Oct. 2012

Gwendolen Webster, 'A Perfect Package’ The Merz Barn and the Picturesque, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 2. p. 31-46.

Gwendolen Webster, Some notes on Das Huthbild, KSUK Newsletter April 2012

2011
Graham Bader, "Rate of Exchange; The Art of Kurt Schwitters", in Artforum International XLIX No. 5, January 2011

Chiara Barbieri, MERZabbildung: Kurt Schwitters’ last collages, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 1. p. 27-39

Ines Katenhusen, An Unusual Type of Museum Director’; Alexander Dorner and his work in Hanover, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 1. p. 14-26

Patricia Mcbride, "Montage and Violence in Weimar Culture: Kurt Schwitters' Reassembled Individuals" in Contemplating Violence. Critical Studies in Modern German Culture, ed. William Collins Donahue, Norbert Otto Eke, Martha B. Helfer, Gerd Labroisse , pp. 245-65.

František Šmejkal and Marta Filipová, "Kurt Schwitters and Prague", Art In Translation, Vol.3, No. 1, March 2011 , pp. 53-68

Przemyslaw Strozek, "Kurt Merz Schwitters. Indywidualny Gesamtkunstwerk" in Didaskalia 106 (2011), pp. 118-127.

Gwendolen Webster, Kurt Schwitters on the Lofoten Islands, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 1. p. 40-49.

Nigel Whiteley, Interdisciplinarity and the contribution of Kurt Schwitters Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 1. p. 4-13

2010
Nancy Perloff, "Schwitters Redesigned: A Postwar Ursonate from the Getty Archives", in Journal of Design History, June 2010, pp. 195-203.

2009
Brigid Doherty, "Between the Artwork and its ‘Actualization’: a Footnote to Art History in Benjamin's ‘Work of Art’ Essay", in Paragraph, volume 32, 331-358. (Concludes with an analysis of Schwitters' 1921 collage Knave Child Madonna with Horse.)

Clare O’Dowd, "Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau: Chaos, Compulsion and Creativity", Moveable Type Vol. 5 2009

2008
Christoph Zeller, "Aus Müll Gold gesponnen: Kurt Schwitters' Merzkunst und die Inflation", in German Studies Review, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May, 2008), pp. 345-367.

2007
Patricia C McBride, "The Game of Meaning: Collage, Montage, and Parody in Kurt Schwitters' Merz", in Modernism/Modernity, Volume 14, Number 2, April 2007, pp. 249-272.

2006
Curt Germundson, Montage and Totality: Kurt Schwitters's relationship to "tradition" and "avant-garde", in Avant Garde Critical Studies, Dada Culture: Critical Texts on the Avant-Garde, ed. Dafydd Jones , Rodopi, pp. 156-83.

2004
Vernon. L. Lidtke, "Abstract Art and Left-Wing Politics in the Weimar Republic", in Central European History, vol 37, no. 1, 2004, 49-90.

Olivier Masson und Michaela Ritter, "'Fräulein Huth' and the red seaweed: Consolidation of a collage by Kurt Schwitters, with Jun Funori", in: The Paper Conservator. The Journal of the Institute of Paper Conservation, Bd. 28, 2004, S. 91–98

2002
Andreas Kramer, "Goethe and the Cultural Project of German Modernism: Steiner, Kandinsky, Friedlaender, Schwitters and Benjamin", Publications of the English Goethe Society, 71, pp. 18-36. ISSN 09593683, 2002

2001
Georg Franzen, "Das Kunstwerk als Erfahrungsraum: Assoziationen im Merzbau", in Zeitschrift für Musik- Tanz- und Kunsttherapie, vol 12, no 2, Göttingen 2001, 72-6

1999
Gwendolen Webster, "Kurt Schwitters and Katherine Dreier", in German Life and Letters (October 1999).

1996
Leslie Atzmon, "The Scarecrow Fairytale: A Collaboration of Theo Van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters", in Design Issues, Vol. 12, No. 3, Autumn, 1996, pp. 14-34.

1994
Werner Heine, "Futura without a Future: Kurt Schwitters' Typography for Hanover Town Council, 1929–1934", Journal of Design History, vol. 7, no. 2, 1994.

1992
Gwyneth Alban Davis, "Schwitters in Langdale," parts 1 and 2, Quarto, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, (July 1992 and October 1992).

1990
E.S. Schaffer, "Kurt Schwitters, Merzkünstler: art and word-art", in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, vol. 6, Issue 1, 1990

1985
Hilton Kramer, “The sorrows of Kurt Schwitters”, The New Criterion, October 1985”

1973
Ulrich Finke, "Kurt Schwitters' Contribution to Concrete Art and Poetry" Forum for Modern Language Studies, (1973) Volume IX, Issue 1, pp. 75-85.

Dennis E. Zeller, "Kurt Schwitters, Unity, Reconstruction and the Missing J", in German Life and Letters, Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 297–306, July 1973

1970
Meredith Mcclain, "Kurt Schwitters’ Gedicht 25. A musicological addendum", in German Life and Letters, Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 268–270, April 1970

1969
J C Middleton, "Pattern without Predictability, or Pythagoras Saved: a comment on Kurt Schwitters’ Gedicht 25", in German Life and Letters, Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 347–349, July 1969



Online Articles

(see also Kurt Schwitters on Academia)


2013
Esther Leslie, "Wheels, Suitcases, Angels: Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin."

Art in Exile: Kurt Schwitters' British Years in Context (as pdf)

Art in Exile: transcribed & translated unpublished letters from the Kurt Schwitters Archive

Megan Luke, "Togetherness in Exile".

"Rauher, dreckiger, unruhiger"

2011
Peter Crellin, Kurt Schwitters’s Merzbau – Materials and Exhibition

Stefanie Schaefer, Merz Memories: Aspects of memorization in Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau

Isabel Schulz und Matthias Frehner, "kurt Schwitters als Zeichner. Eine Einführung"

2010
Mike Johnson, "Kurt Merz Schwitters: Aesthetics, Politics and the Negentropic Principle"

Klaus Stadtmüller, "Man verheirate z.B. die Wachstuchdecke mit der Heimstättenaktiengesellschaft"

Michael White, "On Drawing. Merzzeichnung: Typology and Typography", in Tate Papers, Tate Online Research Journal 14, Autumn 2010

2009
Julia Genz, Nonsense, Ban, and Banality in Schwitters's Merz in Nonsense and Other Senses: Regulated Absurdity in Literature, ed. Elisabetta Tarantino and Carlo Caruso, Newcastle 2009, p. 227-236

Götz-Lothar Darsow "Apokalypse als Narrenspiel: Kurt Schwitters und die Mystik" in Europa! Europa?: The Avant-garde, Modernism, and the Fate of a Continent, De Gruyter 2009

Ian Reddy, Merz magic: Kurt Schwitters and his millenarian art of protection, Carleton University, 2009, 149 pages

2008
Curt Germundson, "Die 'Kathedrale' im Werk von Kurt Schwitters".

Sigrid Franz, "Ästhetik und Alltagserfahrung: Kurt Schwitters‘ Merz-Perspektive", Vortrag auf dem VII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 1. Oktober 2008

Esther Leslie’s lecture on Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin, Chapel Stile village hall, 2008:
- Part I
- Part II

2007
John Burnside reflects on the death certificate of Kurt Schwitters

Hanne Bergius, "Der Merzbau im Kontext des Architectonishen"

Götz Darsow, "Kurt Schwitters und die Mystik."

Ines Katenhusen, 1937 – 2007. Auf Spurensuche in Hannover

Karin Orchard, "Cicero, the Roman Hitler. Kurt Schwitters’ Verhältnis zum Nationalsozialismus"

Karin Orchard, "Kurt Schwitters - Reconstructions of the Merzbau."

Isabel Schulz, "Eine Art von Arbeit …, die der Mann nicht leisten kann." Künstlerinnen im Umfeld von Kurt Schwitters

Adrian Sudhalter, "Kurt Schwitters and The Museum of Modern Art in New York".

Gwendolen Webster, "The Reception of the Merzbau."

Beat Wyss, "Der unzeitgemässe Schwitters. Wie viel Moderne bleibt danach?"

2006
Mark Grubb, "Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn: Saved for the Nation"

2004
Internment on the Isle of Man, 1940-1941

2003
Zimm, Malin, "The Dying Dreamer - Architecture of Parallel Realities", KTH, School of Architecture, Licentiate thesis.

1999
No Socks - Kurt Schwitters and the Merz Barn. BALTIC Newsletter 4. 

1997
Reinhard Döhl, Kunstraum/Sprachraum

Dr Christian Scholz, A historical survey of German sound poetry

Alfred Welti, Kurt Schwitters - Der geniale Dilettant

1996
Reinhard Döhl, Collage und Realität. Historische Aspekte zum Thema Collage

Sören Lenman, Henry See, Michael Century and Bruce Pennycook, “Merz: Creating Personal and Shared Spaces on the World Wide Web

1995
Lambert Wiesing, "Aesthetic Forms of Philosophizing" – Kurt Schwitters and Ludwig Wittgenstein (in part)

1994
Cardinal, Roger, "Collecting and Collage–Making: The Case of Kurt Schwitters," in Elsner, John and Roger Cardinal, eds. The Cultures of Collecting. London, 1994, pp. 68-96.

Wilson, Sarah, Kurt Schwitters in England

1993
Reinhard Döhl, Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate". Text als Partitur

1988
Reinhard Döhl, Kurt Schwitters: An Anna Blume oder von der Muse des Experiments

1984
Georg Jäger "Auguste Bolte wusste immer, was sie wollte", in Kurt Schwitters Almanach 1984, ed. Michael Erlhoff & Sabine Guckel

1969
Reinhard Döhl, Kurt [MERZ] Schwitters

Reinhard Döhl, Schrift und Bild / Bild und Schrift

1967
Reinhard Döhl, Erklärte Liebe zum Unsinn. Zum achtzigsten Geburtstag des Dadaisten Kurt Schwitters

Undated
Leigh Van Handel, "The Classic(al) Dada Work: Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate". An analysis of the Ursonate.

Architype Schwitters, from Wikipedia

Schwitters and Ambleside - an appreciation by Russell Mills

The Grave of Kurt Schwitters – an article by Stewart Home



Kurt Schwitters as Typographer

1923-32
The Merz journals online, International Dada Archive, University of Iowa.

1927
Kurt Schwitters: Anregungen zur Erlangung einer Systemschrift


1990
"Typographie kann unter Umständen Kunst sein" exh. cats. Landesmuseum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden 1990.
vol. I, Kurt Schwitters. Typographie und Werbegestaltung:
vol. 3, ring neue werbegestalter, Die Amsterdamer Ausstellung 1931:
vol. 4: ring neue werbegestalter, 1928–1933. Ein Überblick.

D.A. Steel, "DADA-ADAD Kurt Schwitters, poetry, collage, typography and the advert" in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, vol. 6,issue 2, 1990

1991
Victor Malsy, "Apropos pleite : Kurt Schwitters, der Ring Neuer Werbegestalter und die neue Typografie", Vortrag 5. November 1991, München. Topographische Ges.. 1992. [37] Bl. : Ill..

1994
Werner Heine, "Futura without a Future: Kurt Schwitters' Typography for Hanover Town Council, 1929–1934", Journal of Design History, vol. 7, no. 2, 1994.

1996
Ellen Lupton and Elaine Lustig, Letters from the avant-garde: modern graphic design, Princeton Architectural Press, 1996

1999
Reiner Meyer, Die Reklamekunst der Keksfabrik Bahlsen in Hannover von 1889-1945 PhD diss., Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 1999

2000
Die Typographen Kurt Schwitters und David Carson im Vergleich

Der Befreite Buchstabe

2004
Leslie Atzmon, "Typography in a Brave New World: Theo van Doesburg’s and Kurt Schwitters’ Scarecrow Fairy Tale" Future History AIGA Design Education Conference in Chicago 2004.

2006
Anke te Heesen, Der Zeitungsausschnitt. Ein Papierobjekt der Moderne, Frankfurt a. M. 2006.

2011
Roger Cardinal, Gwendolen Webster, Kurt Schwitters Chapter 4, The Designer, p. 132 ff.

2012
Christian Bachmann: "densinngebeichnunmehrzugunstendesunsinnspreis". Kurt Schwitters und seine typographischen Erzählungen

2014
Robin Fuller, 'More consistent and systematic than any form of writing I know'. Kurt Schwitters' Systemschrift, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 4, 2014, p. 3-22.

Anke te Heesen, The Newspaper Clipping: A Modern Paper Object, Manchester University Press 2014

2015
Jan-Hendrik Steffan, Weshalb sind Sie nicht im Opernhause und im Schauspielhause abonniert?' Kurt Schwitters' typographical work in Hanover, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 5, 2015, p. 25-41.

Undated
Dada typography

Two pages of typography by Kurt Schwitters at MoMA

Markus Kirstein: Kurt Schwitters – Typographie

Transition No. 18, 1929. Cover design by Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters für Bahlsen

"The printed page, the infinity of the book, must be transcended. THE ELECTRO-LIBRARY." Kurt Schwitters' Merz journal, 1923

Kurt Schwitters’ optophonetic alphabet

Architype Schwitters

The Merrill C. Berman collection, New York

Poster; Theo Van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters, Kleine Dada Soirée, 1922


Institutions with which Schwitters was connected

Bauhaus Online


Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Kestner Gesellschaft

Société Anonyme
Interview with Jennifer Gross on the Société Anonyme

Der Sturm – Förderverein Kunst und Kultur e.V.

Sturm journals online

A list of publications relating to Der Sturm

Rainer Enders: "Die Ausstellungen der Galerie "Der Sturm" – eine Bestandsaufnahme der Katalog."

Tillmann Allmer, "Zeitschriften der Avantgarde, Herwarth Walden und die Zeitschrift Der Sturm".
(Magisterklausur, Fach Publizistik & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 2001)

ring ‘neue werbegestalter’ (Ring [or circle] of modern advertising designers)

die abstrakten hannover



Kurt Schwitters Society Newsletter: Essays

Back copies of the Newsletters in pdf format are available to members on request.

  • Please note that all Newsletters contain items of topical interest: these include information on new publications, research and online resources, and details of current and forthcoming exhibitions and events.

Title

Author

KSUK Newsletter




A letter from Robin Fuller

Robin Fuller

November 2016

Introducing our members: Giulia Disanto

Giulia Disanto

November 2016

Introducing our members: Graham Bader

Graham Bader

February 2017

The Talk of the Town: Kurt Schwitters in Norway

Gwendolen Webster

February 2017

Dada 1916-2016: A Century in Revolt. Conference review

Cole Collins

February 2017

Transgression und Intermedialität. Die Texte von Kurt Schwitters. Book review

Vladimir Alexeev

February 2017

Dada Aachen

Gwendolen Webster

November 2016

Book review: Ultima Thule

Gwendolen Webster

August 2016

Kurt Schwitters in Norway, conference report

Cole Collins

August 2016

Obituary: Eirik Wicklund

Gwendolen Webster

May 2016

What is done cannot be undone

Phil Dobson

May 2016

Review: Dadaglobe reconstructed

Gwendolen Webster

May 2016

Armitt Library and Storm Desmond: an appeal

Deborah Walsh

February 2016

New research project, 2016-2019: The Merz journals

Sprengel Museum

February 2016

The transfer of the Merzhytta installation

Romsdal Museum

February 2016

The Birthplace of Kurt Schwitters

Walter Selke and Christian Heppner

February 2016

Sometimes we need to stumble: Schwitters, Stolpersteine and Remembering

Cole Collins

February 2016

Marc Dachy - a memoir

Cecile Bargues

November 2015

Kurt Schwitters and Norway status report

Karin Hellandsjø

November 2015

The Expansion of the Sprengel Museum Hanover

Vladimir Alexeev

November 2015

Merz North conference 2105

Cian Quayle

November 2015

Book review: Jed Rasula: Destruction was my Beatrice

Gwendolen Webster

August 2015

Harry Pierce, Margaret Miller and Cylinders Estate 1948

Lloyd Gibson

August 2015

A Museum or a Mausoleum? Remembering Dada 100 Years On

Cole Collins

August 2015

Book review: Marc Dachy: La cathédrale de la misere erotique. D'un rhytnme superior en architecture

Gwendolen Webster

May 2015

Kurt Schwitters at the Armitt

Deborah Walsh

May 2015

Digitising the Tate Archives

Darragh O'Donoghue

February 2015

Article review: Adrian Sudhalter: Merz, Kommerz and the Merz Werbezentrale

Gwendolen Webster

February 2015

Exhibition review: Kurt Schwitters: Avant-Garde and Advertising

Gwendolen Webster

February 2015

Mary Burkett: a memoir

Celia Larner

February 2015

Mary Burkett: a postscript

Gwendolen Webster

February 2015

KSUK Research Forum

Gwendolen Webster

February 2015

Schwitters and Dadaglobe

Adrian Sudhalter

November 2014

Castle and Cathedral with Courtyard Well

Matthew Mindrup

November 2014

Kurt Schwitters: the Making of a Norwegian Collection

Oda Wildhagen Gjessing

November 2014

Interview with Jo Clarke

Helen Perkins

November 2014

The Millenium Tapestry

Celia Larner

November 2014

The Schwitters' Legacy Workshop

Lloyd Gibson

November 2014

Not the birthday photo…

Gwendolen Webster

August 2014

Merz North

Mark Wilson

August 2014

Experimenting with Cylinders Farm

Lloyd Gibson

August 2014

A Day in Werder

Horst Hussel

August 2014

Book review: Kurt Schwitters: Space, Image, Exile

Roger Cardinal

May 2014

Exhibition review: Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel

Stina Barchan di Maria

May 2014

Book review: Kurt Schwitters: Die Sammelkladden

Gwendolen Webster

May 2014

Book review: After Dada. Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-garde

Gwendolen Webster

May 2014

The Presidential Summit

Gwendolen Webster

May 2014

Book review: Oliver Matuschek, Das Hannover des Kurt Schwitters

Gwendolen Webster

November 2013

Dada Utrecht

Gwendolen Webster

November 2013

Abstraktionen and Merz Barn; the Elterwater relief and the crystal analogy

Lloyd Gibson

November 2013

Opinion here is doubtful…" Why the Merz Barn Wall went to Newcastle

Rob Airey

August 2013

Review of three new books on Kurt Schwitters by Mel Gooding, Karin Hellandsjø and Anne Blood

Gwendolen Webster

May 2013

"ich bin der Künstler..." Kurt Schwitters and Molling’s "awful" illustrations

Edel Sheridan Quantz

May 2013

Some thoughts on Young Earnest

Antony Dobson

February 2013

Bunte Zeitungsfetzen - an analysis

Helmut Allemand

February 2013

The Search for Schwitters

Mary Burkett

September 2012

Rumannstrasse 2 - Kurt Schwitters' birthplace

Gwendolen Webster

June 2012

Some notes on Das Huthbild

Gwendolen Webster

April 2012

The Topography of Anna - Decoding the Merz Barn

Lloyd Gibson

January 2012

Harry Pierce of Langdale

Edward Thorp

October 2011

Schwitters on Tour (reviews of exhibitions in Cologne, Hannover and Drachten) 

Gwendolen Webster

June 2011

Book review: Three Stories by Kurt Schwitters, Tate Publishing, London 2010

Gwendolen Webster

December 2010

Epiphanies for The Wire

Russell Mills

October 2010

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal: Essays

Back copies of our printed journal are available to members on request.

Title

Author

KSUK Journal




Kurt Schwitters and Robert Walser

Agnes Cardinal

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 5, 2015, p. 3-17

Old Masters, New Forms - the Merz Madonnas of Kurt Schwitters

Isabel Schulz

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 5, 2015, p. 19-24

'Weshalb sind Sie nicht im Opernhause und im Schauspielhause abonniert?' Kurt Schwitters' typographical work in Hanover

Jan-Hendrik Steffan

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 5, 2015, p. 25-41

'The Thing about PIN'

Cole Collins

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 5, 2015, p. 43-51

Kindergarten Merzbau

Aaron Senitt

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 5, 2015, p. 53-60

'More consistent and systematic than any form of writing I know'. Kurt Schwitters' Systemschrift

Robin Fuller

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 3-22

Kurt Schwitters' Architectural Models

Matthew Mindrup

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 23-38

'From the back as from the front'. Feminist Perspectives in Anna Blossom has Wheels'

Cole Collins

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 39-52

Reasoning Irrationally. The Logics of Kurt Schwitters' Merz-World

Rodanthi Vardouli

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 53-62

The Errant Text

Allen Weiss (with an introduction by Roger Cardinal)

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 63-72

Mime in the Archive: Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters

Stina Barchan di Maria

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p 3-18

Black and White and Read All Over

Michael White

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p 19-28

"I am still a German." The Unfortunate Exile of Kurt Schwitters

Andrew Laird

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p 29-39

Herbert von Garvens and Kurt Schwitters

Gwendolen Webster

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p. 40-55

The Wandering Merzbau

Megan Luke

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p. 3-10

"I feel wretchedly depressed here in Waldhausen." The sad fate of Helma Schwitters

Götz-Lothar Darsow

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p 25-30

'Far Away From'. Kurt Schwitters, the Merz barn and the Biomorphic Forties

Lloyd Gibson

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p. 11-24

A Perfect Package' The Merz Barn and the Picturesque

Gwendolen Webster

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p. 31-47

'An Unusual Type of Museum Director'; Alexander Dornber and his work in Hanover

Ines Katenhusen

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 1, 2011, p. 14-26

Interdisciplinarity and the contribution of Kurt Schwitters

Nigel Whiteley

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 1, 2011, p. 4 - 13

MERZabbildung: Kurt Schwitters' last collages

Chiara Barbieri

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 1, 2011, p 27-39

Kurt Schwitters on the Lofoten Islands

Gwendolen Webster

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 1, 2011, p. 40 - 49.