Cut with the Kitchen Knife.
The Photomontages of Hannah Höch.


Text by Maud Lavin. Photomontages by Hannah Höch.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1993. 260 pp., numerous halftone and color illustrations, 7½x10½".

"In this book Maud Lavin investigates the multilayered social construction of femininity in the mass culture of Weimar Germany, focusing on the intriguing photomontages of the avant-garde artist Hannah Höch." Höch uses the craft of montage to take mass media images of the "New Woman" of Weimar Germany and expose the contradictions that women's roles held at that time. Profusely illustrated, Cut with the Kitchen Knife is fascinating research and intriguing photographic art.

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