New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1992. 1st US Edition. Folio, publisher's red cloth, spine and upper board stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
Oversized monograph on German artist Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld), best known for his innovative photomontage work for leftist German newspapers skewering the Nazi regime. "The most important thing for me was that I intrinsically became involved in the opposition and worked with a medium I didn't consider to be an artisitic medium, photography....I found out how you can fool people with photos, really fool them....Photos of the war were being used to support the policy to hold out when the war had long since been settled...and the German army had already been beaten." Illustrated with nearly 300 color and black-and-white plates, photos and reproductions; with texts by editors Pachnicke and Honnef, as well as Petra Albrecht, Hubertus Gassner, Michael Krejsa, Heiner Müller and Nancy Roth; and with a biographical chronology, checklist, bibliography and index. Originally published in Germany in 1991, on the occasion of a 1991-1994 international traveling exhibition of Heartfield's work. Fine. Item #689