Scrapbooks by Hannah Höch

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. 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.