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Hannah Höch Picture Book

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Hannah Höch Picture Book

By Hannah Höch, edited by Gunda Luyken, translated by Brian Currid

A central figure in the Berlin Dada circle, friend to Kurt Schwitters and Piet Mondrian and lover of Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch (1889-1972) is probably the most important female artist from the German modernist period. She is best known for her pioneering works of photo-montage, which briskly juxtapose mechanical and organic forms, ancient and contemporary bodies, symbols and text drawn from brands and headlines, also edging feminism, commodity critique and other political concerns into the mix. In 1945, Höch made this fantastical full-color children's book, which chronicles the adventures of the four mythical creatures Runfast, Dumblet, Snifty and Meyer in an enchanted garden, combining photo-montage with the hallucinatory plant imagery she had come to favor. It is published here for the first time.

44 pages
The Green Box, 2010
9.1 x 0.4 x 11 inches
ISBN 9783941644137

$49.95 $49.95