Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics / Edition 1

Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics / Edition 1

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by Frederic Spotts
     
 

Spotts, a historian, has written a fascinating work that focuses on Hitler's policies for art and architecture and argues that art and aesthetics were central to his obscene vision and its execution. Among the topics are the planning of public events, architectural projects and the ideology that informed them, Hitler's own artistic training, analysis of Hitler's… See more details below

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Spotts, a historian, has written a fascinating work that focuses on Hitler's policies for art and architecture and argues that art and aesthetics were central to his obscene vision and its execution. Among the topics are the planning of public events, architectural projects and the ideology that informed them, Hitler's own artistic training, analysis of Hitler's watercolors and drawings, his policies to appropriate art collections, music, and the autobahn. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901585675073
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
04/06/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464

Table of Contents

Preface
Sources
Acknowledgements
The Reluctant Dictator
1The Bohemian Aesthete3
2A Philosophy of Culture16
3The Grand Paradox28
The Artful Leader
4The Artist as Politician43
5The Politician as Artist73
The Artist of Destruction
6The New Germany and the New German97
7Purification by Death113
The Failed Painter
8The Struggling Watercolourist123
9Forgers and Collectors138
The Art Dictator
10The Modernist Enemy151
11The Failure of National Socialist Realism169
12The Art Collector187
The Perfect Wagnerite
13Hitler's Wagner or Wagner's Hitler?223
14'Fuhrer of the Bayreuth Republic'247
The Music Master
15The Rape of Euterpe267
16The Music Patron277
17Conductors and Composers289
The Master Builder
18Immortality through Architecture311
19Political Architecture330
20Remodelling Germany351
21Aesthetics and Transport386
Afterword399
Source Notes402
Books Cited in Text437
Index444

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