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John Heartfield : Laughter Is a Devastating Weapon (Hardcover) (David King & Ernst Volland)
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German artist John Heartfield (1891-1968) is widely considered one of the inventors of photomontage. In the 1930s, he produced some of the most visually arresting and politically hard-hitting artwork of the 20th century, appropriating the widely circulated propaganda of the time to create its total antithesis. In his own words, he used “laughter as a devastating weapon” to target the Nazis, which made him a target for Nazi censorship. In 1933, the Gestapo destroyed much of his work, after which he produced his brilliantly terrifying images in exile. This new book includes an insightful essay and more than 150 full-color reproductions of his works.
Number of Pages: 175
Genre: Art, Photography, History
Sub-Genre: History, Social History
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Author: David King & Ernst Volland
Street Date: October 27, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-0117
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