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The Faustian bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos

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The Faustian bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany
Title
The Faustian bargain
Title remainder
the art world in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Petropoulos
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nazi art looting has been the subject of enormous international attention in recent years, and the topic of two history bestsellers, Hector Feliciano's The Lost Museum and Lynn Nicholas's The Rape of Europa. But such books leave us wondering: What made thoughtful, educated, artistic men and women decide to put their talents in the service of a brutal and inhuman regime? This question is the starting point for The Faustian Bargain, Jonathan Petropoulos's study of the key figures in the art world of Nazi Germany. Petropoulos follows the careers of these prominent individuals who like Faust, that German archetype, chose to pursue artistic ends through collaboration with diabolical forces. Readers meet Ernst Buchner, the distinguished museum director and expert on Old Master paintings who "repatriated" the Van Eyck brothers' Ghent altarpiece to Germany, and Karl Haberstock, an art dealer who filled German museums with works bought virtually at gunpoint from Jewish collectors. Robert Scholz, the leading art critic in the Third Reich, who became an officer in the chief art looting unit in France and Kajetan Muhlmann-and a leading art historian-was probably the single most prolific art plunderer in the war (and arguably in history). Finally, there is Arno Breker, a gifted artist who exchanged his modernist style for monumental realism and became Hitler's favorite sculptor. If it is striking that these educated men became part of the Nazi machine, it is more remarkable that most of them rehabilitated their careers and lived comfortably after the war. Petropoulos has discovered a network of these rehabilitated experts that flourished in the postwar period, and he argues that this is a key to the tens of thousands of looted artworks that are still "missing" today. Based on previously unreleased information and recently declassified documents, The Faustian Bargain is a gripping read about the art world during this period, and a fascinating examination of the intense relationship between culture and politics in the Third Reich
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petropoulos, Jonathan
Dewey number
709/.43/09043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6868.5.N37
LC item number
P4823 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000095338
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National socialism and art
  • Art and state
  • Germany
  • Art treasures in war
  • Nazis
  • Art
  • Nazisme et art
  • Art
  • Nazis
  • Trésors artistiques durant la guerre
  • Art
  • Allemagne
  • National-socialisme
  • Art et État
  • Art et guerre
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Politique culturelle
  • National-socialisme et art
  • Art et Etat
  • Trésors artistiques durant la guerre
  • Nacional socialismo y arte
  • Arte y Estado
  • Alemania
  • Tesoros de arte en la guerra
  • Nazis
  • Arte
  • National socialism and art
  • Art and state
  • Art treasures in war
  • Germany
  • Nazis
  • Art
Label
The Faustian bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-376) 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
Art museum directors -- Art dealers -- Art journalists -- Art historians -- Artists
Control code
ocm41531808
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780195129649
Lccn
99033372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41531808
  • (OCoLC)41531808
Label
The Faustian bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-376) 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
Art museum directors -- Art dealers -- Art journalists -- Art historians -- Artists
Control code
ocm41531808
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780195129649
Lccn
99033372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41531808
  • (OCoLC)41531808

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