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John Heartfield 33 Fotomontagen

Heartfield, John

Published by VEB Verlag der Kunst Dresden, Dresden, 1974
Condition: Good
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Portfolio. Thirty-three 19" x 25.5" photomontages in gray paper covered cardboard box. Tears to parts of edges on box. Five inches of top edge on box cover missing. In addition to the 33 plates are 3 plates of which 2 list the names of each work in the portfolio. The listings are in 4 languages which are English and French on one, and Spanish and Russian on the other. The other plate is a picture of the artist. Also included is a small booklet with a short overview of Heartfield's life and an explanation of each plate and the background on what it means. John Heartfield (1891-1968) was born Helmut Herzfeld in Berlin. He changed his name in 1915 because he was repulsed by Germany's anti-English war propaganda. He became one of the greatest satirical artists of his time poking fun at Hitler, the stock market, capitalism, the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) and many others. His brilliant manipulation of photo imagery won him world wide acclaim. Box in fair, all plates in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 11406

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Title: John Heartfield 33 Fotomontagen

Publisher: VEB Verlag der Kunst Dresden, Dresden

Publication Date: 1974

Book Condition:Good

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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