Hitler's Art 1939 - The Great German Art Exhibition 1939 - In the House of German Art in Munich - Official Exhibition Catalogue / First Published as '

Hitler's Art 1939 - The Great German Art Exhibition 1939 - In the House of German Art in Munich - Official Exhibition Catalogue / First Published as '

by Joachim Von Halasz
     
 

On 16th July 1939, the third annual Great German Art Exhibition opened at the House of German Art in Munich, one of the eight exhibitions staged annually until 1944. Participation in one of these Great German Art Exhibitions was almost indispensable for an artist's reputation in Germany. The official arts magazines and general press reviewed almost exclusively artists… See more details below

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On 16th July 1939, the third annual Great German Art Exhibition opened at the House of German Art in Munich, one of the eight exhibitions staged annually until 1944. Participation in one of these Great German Art Exhibitions was almost indispensable for an artist's reputation in Germany. The official arts magazines and general press reviewed almost exclusively artists who had been exhibited in the Munich show.

Several thousand works of art had been submitted for the exhibition and only a few hundred went on show. The president of the Reich Culture Chamber, Adolf Ziegler, supervised the selection of paintings, while the sculptors Arno Breker and Josef Wackerle were responsible for the sculptures. There were no formal criteria. The selection was based on Hitler's taste and on that of the judges.

This rare original of the Great German Art Exhibition Catalogue 1939 has been faithfully reproduced by World Propaganda Classics and is part of a series of historical reprints carefully selected to show how art and literature throughout the ages have been used for political purposes.

The reprint of this rare book will be welcomed by scholars of the period as an indispensable primary source offering a valuable perspective on the formation and development of Nazi ideology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905742233
Publisher:
Foxley Books
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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