Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany

Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany

by Stephanie Barron, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Insti

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Recently seen in Los Angeles and traveling to Chicago, ``Degenerate Art'' is an exhibit attempting to re-present works still available from the 1937 exhibit of the same name mounted by the Nazis--an exhibit that redefined the aesthetics behind modern art. Though this book, which accompanies the exhibition, contains 150 pages of reproductions and biographies of the artists, it is not merely an exhibition catalog. It is a history book that attempts to put those works in the context of the original show and further place that exhibition in the context of the Nazis' overall attempts to control ``German'' attitudes by redefining cultural models. Documents (the floorplan of the exhibition, the original catalog with translation) and essays on events antecedent and tangential to the notorious show form a now particularly relevant history of government-valued artistic merit. An essential work on art and political manipulation for art and history collections.-- Eric Bryant, ``Li brary Journal''

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