Heartfield 1925 graphic design for the book dust jacket of Upton Sinclair’s “Nach der Sintflut”
A Heartfield Wraparound Book Cover for Upton Sinclair
Introduction To Political Art Books With Heartfield Graphic Design
Excerpt From Nancy Roth’s 1993 Essay: Heartfield and Modern Art
[ Even before he was known as a master of satirical political art ] … Heartfield’s reputation grew quickly during the 1920’s, though less as a political activist or as a fine artist than as a graphic designer.
His notable design innovations moved in a discernable direction towards a combination of photographs, text, and color that abruptly switches the expected meaning of each separate element and yields a new meaning.
He is credited, for example, with the introduction of a book jacket conceived as a three-dimensional object, its two surfaces bearing related images that together convey an abstract idea central to the book in question.”For an excellent introduction to Heartfield’s graphic design, read Maud Lavin’s Heartfield In Context in the HIS EFFECT section of the exhibition.
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