Revolutionizing Weimar Germany's Public Sphere: The Invasion of the WorkerMain MenuPath 1: Have a look! Flip through a few pages of "Germany, Germany above All"Path 2: Discover the Functional Montage on your own!Using "Schöne Zeiten"Path 3: Step-by-Step Guide - How does the Functional Montage work?How does the Functional Montage work?Path 4: Film Montage, Industrial Montage, Photomontage and the Functional Montage(Extending the Photomontage "Das Parlament")Path 5: Develop your own Dynamic View!GG's last part is on "Heimat/Homeland" - How does the Functional Montage work for you?Path 6: Comparisons of several Functional Montages"Vorrede", "Schöne Zeiten", "Nie Allein" and "Heimat"Path 7: Comparisons to Tucholsky's Photo Reportages in MagazinesAIZ and Freie WeltPath 8: Discover all Photographs related to the Working ClassVerena Kick 1d32e4579dc15a1815e8d60cddf98a623f5bf4a3
Germany, Germany Above All "Foreword" Photo 2
12018-07-26T00:38:26-07:00Verena Kick 1d32e4579dc15a1815e8d60cddf98a623f5bf4a3260931Tucholsky / Heartfield: "Germany, Germany Above All" (1929) - "Foreword" Photo 2plain2018-07-26T00:38:26-07:00Critical Commons1929ImageDeutschland, Deutschland über AllesKurt Tucholsky and John Heartfield2018-07-25T22:25:36ZVerena Kick 1d32e4579dc15a1815e8d60cddf98a623f5bf4a3
". . . because once you've studied the pictures for a while, they begin to speak. The people in the pictures hold still - so patiently, that you can study them at your leisure. And when you're wholly inside the picture, the people speak." (Kurt Tucholsky, "Foreword" GG)
Pictured above are photo 1, photo 2 and photo 3 that Tucholsky and Heartfield included in GG's second preface: "Foreword: or, it is impossible to write captions for photographs"
Step 1: Spend about 20-30 seconds with each photograph. Be patient! Take your time!
Try to answer these questions for each photograph:
Looking at these photographs: What do you notice?
Who is in those photographs?
Are they types or individuals?
In which direction are the depicted persons looking?
What are they looking at?
Once you have answered these questions for all three photographs, move on to Step 2.