is a fascinating figure, whose pioneering political graphic design --for long an inspiration to leftist photographers and designers like King--has in recent years become much better known.
145), by tearing ephemeral photographic images their mass-culture sources and then reconstructing otherwise quotidian reality in provocative ways that resist aesthetic or linguistic closure, particularly in the photomontages of John Heartfield
and Hannah Hoch.
His powerful expressions bring to mind the works of German Expressionists George Grosz, Otto Dix and Max Beckmann; John Heartfield
, the master of political photomontage; the California Funk ceramists; and postmodern sloganeers like Barbara Kruger.
However, the list also includes the names of such international leftist artists as Kathe Kollwitz, William Gropper and John Heartfield
, whose work was recycled for publication here and not executed for the book.
There are portraits of important artists like John Heartfield
(by Arno Fischer), whose brilliant photomontages satirised the early days of National Socialism, and the painter Otto Dix (by the Leipzig photographer Evelyn Richter, also represented by a self-portrait in a mirror with members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra).
The artists of German Dada, such as Hoch, John Heartfield
, and Max Ernst responded through photomontage to the mechanization and fragmentation of bodies during World War I, as seen in Heartfield's "Fathers and Sons" (1924).
Entr'acte; the photomontages of Raoul Hausmann and John Heartfield
They would never have the power and historic importance of the later anti-Nazi photomontages of John Heartfield
He did, however, make use of the technique of collage which had been developed by John Heartfield
and others at the beginning of the 1920s: by placing the figures and events in an alien environment he emphasises his message to the viewer.
43 and 208, in regard to John Heartfield
and Joseph Beuys (her main man), respectively.
There was nothing delicate about the work of John Heartfield
who arrived in 1930.
Berlin-born John Heartfield
, who settled first in Prague, then London, cranked out dozens of scathingly satiric anti-Nazi designs for pamphlets and book jackets.