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The Resource Art of the Third Reich, Peter Adam

Art of the Third Reich, Peter Adam

Label
Art of the Third Reich
Title
Art of the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Peter Adam
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nearly fifty years after the collapse of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, the officially sanctioned art of his National Socialist regime remains largely unknown. Since 1945, few people have seen these controversial works: many were destroyed in World War Two bombings; most of what survived is hidden away, accessible only to scholars. In Art of the Third Reich, Peter Adam--who grew up in Berlin in the Hitler era--has gone back to Germany after years in England as a BBC documentary-film producer and made an extensive study of the art of the National Socialists. Adam explores its complex ramifications, which led to a traditional German style linked to nature, family, and the homeland and to the suppression of modern art--associated by the Reich with large cities, internationalism, and decadence. Painting, sculpture, architecture, film, and all the other art disciplines were compelled to serve as vehicles for the transmission of National Socialist ideology, intended to forge the people's collective mind in the Nazi mold. Hitler's belief that architecture was the most forceful manifestation of absolute political power lay at the heart of his grandiose schemes for redesigning Munich, Berlin, Nuremberg, and more than a score of other German cities. Hitler also virtually created a new art--the art of manipulating mass emotions, which he skillfully used at Nazi Party rallies and in mass sports events, such as the notorious Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. How this art form was enacted against a backdrop of colossal architecture makes a fascinating and important leitmotif in this study. The research for this engrossing book took Adam to hidden repositories in both the United States and Germany. From often tattered books and magazines of the period, he has gleaned many of the 321 illustrations covering the broad spectrum of National Socialist art, which scholars are now beginning to recognize as an essential source of information about the perplexing Third Reich
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Adam, Peter
Dewey number
709/.43/09043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6868.5.N37
LC item number
A34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • National socialism and art
  • Art, German
  • Art allemand
  • Nazisme et art
  • Nazisme et art
  • Art allemand
  • Art, German
  • National socialism and art
  • Kunst
  • Derde Rijk
  • Bildband
  • Drittes Reich
  • Faschismus
  • Kunst
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Deutschland
  • Kunst
  • Drittes Reich
  • Deutschland
Label
Art of the Third Reich, Peter Adam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Based on a television series Peter Adam made for the BBC in 1988, 'Art in the Third Reich 1: the Stage Management of Power, ' and '2: the Propaganda Machine'"--Page 321
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Nordic myth: National Socialist ideology -- The ringmasters -- The practice of National Socialist ideology -- The turning point -- The art of seduction -- The "great German art exhibitions" -- The exhibition of "degenerate art" -- The visualization of National Socialist ideology -- Sculpture -- Hitler and the architects -- Hitler's building sites -- The vernacular style -- The false dawn of a new art
Control code
ocm24069010
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780810919129
Lccn
91025563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24069010
  • (OCoLC)24069010
Label
Art of the Third Reich, Peter Adam
Publication
Note
"Based on a television series Peter Adam made for the BBC in 1988, 'Art in the Third Reich 1: the Stage Management of Power, ' and '2: the Propaganda Machine'"--Page 321
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Nordic myth: National Socialist ideology -- The ringmasters -- The practice of National Socialist ideology -- The turning point -- The art of seduction -- The "great German art exhibitions" -- The exhibition of "degenerate art" -- The visualization of National Socialist ideology -- Sculpture -- Hitler and the architects -- Hitler's building sites -- The vernacular style -- The false dawn of a new art
Control code
ocm24069010
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780810919129
Lccn
91025563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24069010
  • (OCoLC)24069010

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