Hannah Höch | scrapbooks

German Dadaist Hannah Höch, one of the great collagists of the 20th century, kept scrapbooks of images cut out from magazines and newspapers. These examples date from 1933; like Georges Bataille’s journal Documents around the same time, they mix up disciplines and ignore the barriers between high and low culture, according equal respect to politicians and botany, Hollywood glamour and ethnography, engineering miracles and dancing girls. Even in these apparently randomly compiled pages, Höch’s outstanding eye produces memorable compositions.

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10 comments

  1. Her collages are like an analog version of a Tumblr blog!

  2. Where did you find these?!

  3. Ana

    When I was a child, this is what I thought/hoped my scrapbooks would, one day, look like.

    Now, as Thom said, we have tumblr.

    May I share it there, with credit and linking back to you?

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  5. Pingback: Cut with the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch (12/93) | GreilMarcus.net

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