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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 ******, which made him a target for ****** 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: 175.0
Genre: Art, Photography, History
Sub-Genre: History, Social History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Author: David King & Ernst Volland
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 50123927
UPC: 9781849761840
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-0117

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