Cut With the Kitchen Knife
The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
ISBN10: 0300061641 ISBN13: 9780300061642 Contributors: Hoch, Hannah Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Aug 1 1994 Weight: 1.75lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 7.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The women of Weimar Germany had an uneasy alliance with modernity: while they experienced cultural liberation after World War I, these New Women still faced restrictions in their earning power, political participation, and reproductive freedom. Images of women in newspapers, films, magazines, and fine art of the 1920s, reflected their ambiguous social role, for the women who were pictured working in factories, wearing androgynous fashions, or enjoying urban nightlife seemed to be at once empowered and ornamental, both consumers and products of the new culture. In this book Maud Lavin investigates the multilayered social construction of femininity in the mass culture of Weimar Germany, focusing on the photomontages of the avant-garde artist Hannah Hoch.