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John Heartfield and the agitated image : photography, persuasion, and the rise of avant-garde photomontage

Author: Andrés Mario Zervigón
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working in Germany between the two world wars, John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld, 1891-1968) developed an innovative method of appropriating and reusing photographs to powerful political effect. As a pioneer of modern photomontage, he sliced up mass media photos with his iconic scissors and then reassembled the fragments into compositions that utterly transformed the meaning of the originals. In John Heartfield  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Zervigón, Andrés Mario.
John Heartfield and the agitated image.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011034931
(OCoLC)754518530
Named Person: John Heartfield; John Heartfield
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Mario Zervigón
ISBN: 9780226981789 0226981789
OCLC Number: 806959565
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Responsibility: Andrés Mario Zervigón.

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Working in Germany in the interwar era, John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld, 1891-1968) developed an innovative method of appropriating and reusing photographs to powerful political effect. This  Read more...

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