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John Heartfield Books
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Books About John Heartfield
His Life, His Work, Political Art History, and German Dada Art History
There may be fewer books about John Heartfield than other artists of similar accomplishments and stature. Fortunately, for several reasons, that is changing. Two major new books John Heartfield and The Agitated Image
and Revolutionary Beauty
has been published quite recently. More are coming.
Many authors, such as Douglas Kahn, have written about the neglect of John Heartfield due to circumstances in the years prior to and following Heartfield’s death in 1968.
However, the vast majority of authors who choose John Heartfield as a subject do so because they have such a great love for his body of work and respect for the sacrifices Heartfield made to achieve it. The books listed on this page have been written with a passionate desire to explore Heartfield’s work, his struggles, his era, and his contemporaries.
John Heartfield’s life was cinematic in scope. Books such as John Heartfield and The Agitated Image
by Andrés Mario Zervigón, are scholarly, detailed, and historically accurate. Yet, The Agitated Image
reads like an adventure novel. Its protagonist lived life to the fullest. That life was full of characters such as the eccentric George Grosz and the acerbic genius Bertolt Brecht.
These books about John Heartfield are a fascinating look into the life and work the the German artist academics and critics have called, “The father of Internet design” and “Easily one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.”
Above is an inscription from the curator’s adopted grandmother, Gertrud (Tutti) Heartfield. Tutti was Jonny’s wife third wife. She cared for him in his final years
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