About German photo artist, Hannah HÖCH (1889-1978)

Hannah (real name Anna Therese Johanne) HÖCH was a German painter, graphic artist and collage artist. For a long time she was seen primarily as a Dadaist alongside Raoul HAUSMANN, with whom she stylistically developed photomontage, rather than as an artist in her own right. During the National Socialist era, her work was considered 'degenerate art' and was banned from exhibition. Until 1938 she earned her living, among other things, with designs for dust jackets for novels.

Books by and about the work of Hannah HÖCH

  • 'Werke und Worte' (1982); 'Eine Lebenscollage. 1921-1945' (1995); 'Hannah Höch und Raoul Hausmann: Eine Berliner Dada-Geschichte' (2000, by Karoline Hille); 'Picture Book' (1945, 2008); 'Life Portrait' (2016); 'Hannah Höch' (2022); Works on Paper' (2022); 'Unbekannte Raritäten' (2023); 'Assembled Works' (announced for 2024)

The 'Picture Book' by Hannah HÖCH contains adventures of mythical creatures in a zoological garden surrounded by flowers and plants. It is a children's book AND an cultural-historical document designed according to the Dadaist principle of photomontage.
Specification
  • Book design: Anja LUTZ & Rahel SCHMIDIGER
  • Format: Gebundene Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag (wie erschienen), 27,5 x 22,5 x 1,5 cm., 44 S., 19 Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY/ALSO AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH!
This anthology contains 160 pictures by ninety female photographers to answer the question of whether there is a 'female gaze' in photography. The focus is on the four major subject areas of social reality, family, female body and virtual reality.
39,80 € * Weight 1.4 kg
In German language 'Hinter der Kamera', Juliet Hacking portrays 38 of the most important personalities in the history of photography. By working out contexts, the portraits add to an overview of great innovations, trends and developments in photography.
Specification
  • Format: Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, 20 x 25,5 x 3 cm., 304 S., S/W- & Farb-Aufnahmen, deutsch-sprachiger Text, 1.300 gr., - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
24,80 € * Weight 1.3 kg
English ed. HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 22,5 x 22,5 x 1,5 6 pp., 40 ills., text language: English
Specification
  • Book design: Anja LUTZ
  • Format: English ed. HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 22,5 x 22,5 x 1,5 6 pp., 40 ills., text language: English
The photo volume 'Unbekannte Raritäten' reflects a collection, which includes handicraft works by Hannh HÖCH, as well as rarities collected by her. The collection documents important areas of her life and provides insights into her personal relationships.
28,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg