120 drawings from the sketchbooks of George Grosz from Weimar period Berlin. Packed with satire, dark humour and deep irony these drawings convey the social and economic pressures of the era, the depravity, need, humanity and despair - whilst underlining the social conscience and experimental technique of the artist.
Images of disturbing lust-filled industrialists, corrupt and arrogant politicians, the poverty and unemployment of the period, bedroom scenes, expense account dining, animalistic yearnings contrasting with social propriety, second income working, Nazi party members contrasted with simplistic slogans - and many more images that describe the Berlin of the Twenties, but also elements of the universal and the present day.
Illustrations: 120 works
ISBN 10: 0486226751