Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dreaming the Industrial Body

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IN THE EARLY 20th CENTURY, FRITZ KAHN produced a succession of books on the inner workings of the human body, using visual metaphors drawn from industrial society—assembly lines, internal combustion engines, refineries, dynamos, telephones, etc. The body, in Kahn’s work, was “modern” and productive, a theme visually emphasized through modernist artwork. Though his books sold well, his Jewishness, and public advocacy of progressive reform, made him a target for Nazi attacks. Rescued by American agent Varian Fry, along with other prominent Jewish scientists and intellectuals, he was brought to America in 1940.

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3 comments:

christian.zennaro said...

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Little Messy Missy said...

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