Title: Dictionary of the Third Reich



Photographer: John Heartfield
Author: James Taylor and Warren Shaw
Publisher: Penguin Reference
Designer: Not Listed

 

Image Title: Blut und Eisen [Blood and Iron], from the magazine AIZ [Worker's Illustrated Weekly] 13, no. 10,8 March 1934
Photo Genre: Photomontage
Book Genre: Reference
Group: Dada
Notes:

I credit John Heartfield's series of book cover illustrations for the novels of social activist writer Sinclair Lewis as a prime motivator for my interest in the connection between notable photographs and book covers, leading to this collection and website. Who knows how Heartfield, so fervently anti-Nazi that he anglicized his name, would have felt about having one of his photomontages on the cover of a Dictionary of the Third Reich. KB