Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy

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"Fascist Visions is an innovative, thoughtful, informative, and consistently intelligent collection of essays. The presentation of the complex interplay between art history and history of ideas and politics constitutes a major historiographical achievement, which will have a deep impact on the debate on fascism."—Zeev Sternhell, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Overview

"Fascist Visions is an innovative, thoughtful, informative, and consistently intelligent collection of essays. The presentation of the complex interplay between art history and history of ideas and politics constitutes a major historiographical achievement, which will have a deep impact on the debate on fascism."—Zeev Sternhell, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Zeev Sternhell
Fascist Visions is an innovative, thoughtful, informative, and consistently intelligent collection of essays. The presentation of the complex interplay between art history and history of ideas and politics constitutes a major historiographical achievement, which will have a deep impact on the debate on fascism.
Zeev Sternhell, "Hebrew University of Jerusalem"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691027371
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/27/1997
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Art and Fascist Ideology in France and Italy: An Introduction 3
The Myth of National Regeneration in Italy: From Modernist Avant-Garde to Fascism 25
Ardengo Soffici and the Religion of Art 46
Valentine de Saint-Point and the Fascist Construction of Woman 73
Mario Sironi's Urban Landscapes: The Futurist/Fascist Nexus 101
La Cite francaise: Georges Valois, Le Corbusier, and Facist Theories of Urbanism 134
Waldemar George: A Parisian Art Critic on Modernism and Fascism 171
The State as Patron: Making Official Culture in Fascist Italy 205
Decadence and Renewal in the Decorative Arts under Vichy 239
Selected Bibliography 263
Notes on the Contributors 275
Index 277
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