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Hannah Höch

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"The mordant Dada photomontages of Hannah Höch...made significant contributions to revising the representations of gender. Placing a profeminist spin on the concept of the neue Frau or femme nouvelle-- the emancipated New Woman of Weimar Germany and Third Republic France, crossing class, ethnic, and gender boundaries-- Höch's...practices deliberately overturned codified mannerisms to experiment with what Artur Rimbaud called Je est un autre (I is another)...[Hannah] Höch's politics, intertwined with race and ethnography, are well represented in her provocative photomontages from the 1920s and 1930s. With cutout pictures of Weimar women combined with those of tribal sculptures, Höch developed a critical language that challenged racist and colonialist ideas as well as European gender definitions."

Excerpted from Roxana Marcoci's essay From Face to Mask: Collage, Montage, and Assemblage in Contemporary Portraiture in Modern Women, published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

   

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Hannah Höch: Picture Book

THE GREEN BOX
Afterword by Gunda Luyken. Translated by Brian Currid.

Hbk, 10.75 x 8.75 in. / 44 pgs / 19 color. | 10/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783941644137 | $49.95


Hannah Höch: Album

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Edited by Gunda Luyken.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 13.25 in. / 132 pgs / 116 color. | 4/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9783775714273 | $70.00


    

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Hannah Höch: Album, Limited Edition

HATJE CANTZ
Edited and with text by Gunda Luyken.

Slipcased, 11.5 x 15.25 in. / 132 pgs/ illustrated throughout. | 7/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783775714280 | $340.00


The Photomontages Of Hannah Höch

WALKER ART CENTER
Artwork by Hannah Hoch. Contributions by Peter Boswell, Maria Makela. Text by Carolyn Lanchner.

Hardcover, 8.75 X 11.75 in. / 224 pgs / 110 color / 65 bw | 10/2/1996 | Not available
ISBN 9780935640526 | $55.00


Hannah Höch: Picture BookHannah Höch: Picture Book

Published by The Green Box.
Afterword 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 photomontage, 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. "It is striking how contemporary to us much of Höch's work feels," Luc Sante wrote recently, "in its sexual politics, its humor, its gleeful appropriation of anything and everything at hand." 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 photomontage with the hallucinatory plant imagery she had come to favor. It is published here for the first time.

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THE GREEN BOX

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10.75 x 8.75 in. / 44 pgs / 19 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/31/2010
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CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 105   

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Hannah Höch: Album, Limited EditionHannah Höch: Album, Limited Edition

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited and with text by Gunda Luyken.

An important representative of the Berlin Dada movement, Hannah Höch (1889-1978) was a dedicated collagist, noting in her appointment calendar for 1939 that she had been "busy for days going through magazines and cutting things out." The sheer abundance of Höch's collection of visual material is suggested by an album that was presumably compiled in 1933, a singular work that poses a number of fascinating questions. Was it used as a collection of motifs for collages and photomontages? Was it a kind of modern sketchbook? Could it have been a first step toward conceptual art? The album, which contains a remarkable number of female numes, is comprised of 114 pages--two issues of the journal Die Dame were used as backing pages--and combines more than 400 photographic images of nature, technology, sports, dance, the new woman, film and ethnology, all cut out and mounted by the artist. This astonishing Album, only a few pages of which had been published before, was presented for the first time in its entirety as a reproduction of near-facsimile quality in 2004. Now it is available as a deluxe special edition, presented in the original format and accompanied by a booklet of texts in a slipcase.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Slipcased, 11.5 x 15.25 in. / 132 pgs/ illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/1/2007
Out of print

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D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2007 p. 157   

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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Hannah Höch: AlbumHannah Höch: Album

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Edited by Gunda Luyken.

As one of the protagonists of the Berlin Dada movement, Hannah Höch railed against tradition and conservatism in 1920s Germany. Höch and such cohorts as George Grosz and Raoul Hausmann raised anarchic revolution through cutting photomontage, nonsensical performance, and biting visual satire. A singular and important work in the artist's oeuvre is the so-called “Sammelalbum,” which she produced and pasted together from found imagery for her own pleasure and use, circa 1933. In it, she arranged a choice selection of newspaper and magazine photographs cut from popular German magazines of the time, such as the Berliner Illustrirte and Der Dame. A diverse, allusive group of images they are, representing everything from her favorite film stars to oddly captured animals and toy dolls, nudes, landscapes, scenic travel vistas and synchronized dancers. By combining the collected pictures in continuous and sometimes contradictory sequences and double-page spreads, Höch created startling and often jarring photo collages. Never before published, Album can be considered to represent a heretofore unknown aspect of Höch's work, since its style of collage differs strongly from her well-known photomontages. This publication presents the entire Album in an exquisite facsimile reproduction, maintaining the filmic quality of its order and layout. In an accompanying essay, Gunda Luyken considers the content and history of the Album, locating it in the wider context of Höch's oeuvre.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 13.25 in. / 132 pgs / 116 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 4/2/2004
Active

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CATALOG: SPRING 2004

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ISBN 9783775714273 TRADE
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The Photomontages Of Hannah HöchThe Photomontages Of Hannah Höch

Published by Walker Art Center.
Artwork by Hannah Hoch. Contributions by Peter Boswell, Maria Makela. Text by Carolyn Lanchner.

This catalogue documents Hannah Hoch's relationship to 20th century art movements, and discusses her critique of the mass media. It is also a complete retrospective of Hoch's work in photomontage.

PUBLISHER
WALKER ART CENTER

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.75 X 11.75 in. / 224 pgs / 110 color / 65 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/2/1996
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 1996

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780935640526 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $55.00 CDN $55.00

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STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists >




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