In the spring of 1933, the Nazi government began its campaign to eliminate "modern" tendencies in German artwith particular emphasis on architectureand to eradicate what it chose to call "art bolshevism." The Bauhaus, by then an internationally famous center of avant garde design, was shut down.
In a close analysis of intellectual, political, social, and economic developments, Lane shows that Nazi views on architecture were generated by a complex of historical factors. Far from being cohesive, Nazi cultural policy was largely the product of the conflicting ideas about art held by the Nazi leaders and their efforts to advance these ideas during internal power struggles.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
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Table of Contents
The Revolution in Style
The New Architecture and the Vision of a New Society
The Controversy over the Bauhaus
The New Architecture and National Socialism
The Evolution of Architectural Control under the Nazi Regime