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The Resource John Heartfield : laughter is a devastating weapon : his original photomontages and printed matter from the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the David King Collection at Tate Modern, David King and Ernst Volland

John Heartfield : laughter is a devastating weapon : his original photomontages and printed matter from the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the David King Collection at Tate Modern, David King and Ernst Volland

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John Heartfield : laughter is a devastating weapon : his original photomontages and printed matter from the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the David King Collection at Tate Modern
Title
John Heartfield
Title remainder
laughter is a devastating weapon : his original photomontages and printed matter from the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the David King Collection at Tate Modern
Statement of responsibility
David King and Ernst Volland
Creator
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Contributor
Artist
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in Berlin in 1891, John Heartfield, along with George Grosz, is widely considered to have invented photomontage, a technique of cutting up and manipulating photographs. During the 1930s Heartfield produced some of the most visually arresting and politically hard-hitting artwork of the twentieth century, appropriating the widely circulated propaganda of the time to create a biting critique of contemporary politics. This lavishly illustrated, large-format survey of his work, the most authoritative yet published, draws on the superlative collections of the Academie der Kunst, Berlin, and the David King collection at Tate Modern. Including more than 150 full-colour reproductions of Heartfield's powerful work, both in its original and printed forms, as well as documentary photographs and recollections from Heartfield's surviving family members, the book features a lively introduction by David King, as well as illuminating short texts on many of the works. Heartfield's astonishing visual broadsides, aimed at the abuse and misuse of power, and part of his lifelong wish to create a fairer and more peaceful world, are every bit as relevant and cutting-edge today as when they were first published." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1891-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heartfield, John
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1891-1968
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heartfield, John
  • King, David
  • Volland, Ernst
  • Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)
  • Tate Modern (Gallery)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heartfield, John
  • Heartfield, John
  • King, David
  • Politics in art
  • Photomontage
  • German wit and humour, Pictorial
  • National socialism
  • Photographers
  • Photomontage
Label
John Heartfield : laughter is a devastating weapon : his original photomontages and printed matter from the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the David King Collection at Tate Modern, David King and Ernst Volland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 175)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056977544
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781849761840
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919109640
Label
John Heartfield : laughter is a devastating weapon : his original photomontages and printed matter from the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the David King Collection at Tate Modern, David King and Ernst Volland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 175)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056977544
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781849761840
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919109640

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