I'm enjoying flicking through this wonderful book as a precursor to actually reading it. The book hunter bought it back last week. I guess it was in the back of his mind that we didn't purchase it when we went to the superb Hannah Hoch exhibition last year at Whitechapel Gallery...but he never forgets when it comes to books...NEVER!
Made to accompany the exhibiton, it's full of great collages and some of her diary extracts; one describing life in Berlin's Weimar Republic during the Russian occupation and its effects on the women. These added elements create a greater understanding of what she was living through and how she and other Dada artists were reacting to the nationalism and rationalism that they thought had caused WW1 in the first place.
Her work can be humorous, freaky, beautiful and ugly all at the same time, as you can see in these two examples.
In her studio 1976
1889 - 1978