Photography plus Dynamite
Angela Lammert, Rosa von der Schulenburg and Anna Schultz on behalf on the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (eds.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Hirmer Verlag 2020
312 pages, 250 pictures
€ 39,90, € 29,90 (limited offer until 21 June 2020)
The political photomontages and collaged book covers of John Heartfield (1891–1968) have their origins in Berlin Dada. With gripping imagery and trenchant humour, the artist fought against war and Fascism, using works whose explosive power has lost none of its impact today. Like his animated films and theatre work, they are discussed in the context of his own and others' artworks, as well as the archive materials and images he collected. Supplemented by contemporary artists' statements.
Das Berliner Adressbuch 1950–1968
Christine Fischer-Defoy and Michael Krejsa on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (eds.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Quintus-Verlag 2020
200 pages, 91 pictures
ISBN 978-3-947215-75-1 (German Edition)
John Heartfield – photomonteur, graphic artist and set designer – used this Berlin address book after he returned from exile in London and settled in the GDR. It is now kept in the archives of the Akademie der Künste. Many entries are accompanied by previously unpublished correspondence and photographs, offering profound commentary. Excerpts from the address book, pertaining to about 120 addressees, are enriched with biographical notes, anecdotes and quotes from letters.