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John Heartfield | Laughter is a devastating weapon

John Heartfield | Laughter is a devastating weapon

€48.95
ISBN: 9781849761840
Sizes: 29 x 24,5 cm
Pages: 160, English edition, 2015
Cover: hardcover
Publisher: Tate Enterprises | 2016
This large-format overview of the work of John Heartfield draws on the superlative collections of the Academie der Kunst, Berlin, and the David King Collection at Tate Modern. Born in Berlin in 1891, Heartfield, along with George Grosz, is widely considered to have invented photomontage. During the 1930s Heartfield's engagement with this medium produced some of the most visually arresting and politically hard-hitting artwork of the twentieth century. With an essay written by the author in his own inimitable style, the book includes over 150 full-colour reproductions of Heartfield's beautiful and powerful work, documentary photographs and recollections from Heartfield's surviving family members.