Lustmord. Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany  

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Lustmord. Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany is a 1995 art history book by Maria Tatar. It investigates, amongst others, the work of Otto Dix and fellow veteran George Grosz, whose material was extremely critical of contemporary German society and often dwelled on the act of Lustmord, or lust murder.

Maria Tatar analyzes murders in pre-Hitler Germany and their artistic representations, investigating "the chilling motives behind representations that aestheticize violence, and that turn the mutilated female body into an object of fascination."

Patrice Petro calls Tatar’s book "a study of German avant-garde and modernist art and a sustained reflection on the relationships between gender, crime, violence and representation. Leslie Kitchen called the book "...a profound and provocative contribution to our understanding of sexual combat and the aestheticization of violence in modern culture."

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