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HÖCH, Hannah (Hannah Hoech or sometimes Hanna Hoch). – Luyken, Gunda (ed.):. HANNAH HÖCH ALBUM

Hatje Cantz and Berlinische Galerie, 2004. Large tall hardcover, no jacket as issued. Illustrated throughout with introduction in both German, French and English. Just a hint of shelfwear to corners of cover, overall a fine clean copy

First edition. “Hannah Höch (1889-1978) was an important representative of the Berlin Dada movement, was a dedicated collagist. She noted in her appointment calendar for 1939 that she had been “busy for days going through magazines and cutting things out.” . The sheer abundance of Hannah Höch’s collection of visual material is suggested by an album that was presumably compiled in 1933, a singular work within her oeuvre that is fascinating more than ever. The album comprises 114 pages-two issues of the journal Die Dame were used as backing pages-and combines in an amusing fashion more than four hundred photographic images of subjects from nature, technology, sports, dance, the new woman, film, ethnology, and other areas of interest collected, cut out and mounted by the artist. The collection also contains a remarkable number of female nudes. The album, only a few pages of which have been published before, is now presented for the first time in its entirety as a reproduction of high, near-facsimile quality