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George Grosz: The Big No Lutz Becker

George Grosz: The Big No

Lutz Becker

Published August 31st 2012
ISBN : 9781853323003
Hardcover
144 pages
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Inspired by the same society that gave rise to Christopher Isherwoods Berlin stories and novels, the drawings in George Grosz: The Big No present a caustic, comic view of Germany in the troubled years of the Weimar Republic. Ranging fromMoreInspired by the same society that gave rise to Christopher Isherwoods Berlin stories and novels, the drawings in George Grosz: The Big No present a caustic, comic view of Germany in the troubled years of the Weimar Republic. Ranging from primitive and graffiti-like drawings to complex Futurist street scenes with teeming crowds of overlapping figures, this collection shows Grosz at the height of his satirical powers, through the works from his largest portfolio, Ecce Homo. Pimps, black-marketeers, prostitutes, demobbed soldiers and the nouveau-riche rub shoulders in drawings of razor-sharp acuity and technical precision. Also included are the powerful, anti-militarist Hintergrund drawings, originally published in 1928 to accompany Erwin Piscators production of The Good Soldier Schwejk, which resulted in criminal charges being brought against Grosz for blasphemy and defamation of the German military. George Grosz: The Big No is an essential guide to one of the twentieth centurys most important satirists.