Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

ISBN-10: 1590201787
ISBN-13: 9781590201787
Edition: N/A
Authors: Frederic Spotts
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Description: "A fascinating contribution to our understanding of Hitler's complex, chaotic, and catastrophic personality, and a compelling study of Hitler's artistic policies in the Third Reich."-Foreign Affairs Featuring a new introduction by the author.A  More...

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

"A fascinating contribution to our understanding of Hitler's complex, chaotic, and catastrophic personality, and a compelling study of Hitler's artistic policies in the Third Reich."-Foreign Affairs Featuring a new introduction by the author.A starling reassessment of Hitler's aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts' Hitler and the Power of Aestheticsis an adroitly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich. Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life outside of politics, Hitler's interest in the arts was as intense as his racism-and that he used the arts to disguise the heinous crimes that were the means to fulfilling his ends. Hitler's vision of the Aryan superstate was to be expressed as much in art as in politics: culture was not only the end to which power should aspire, but the means of achieving it. Filled with evocative photographs and reproductions from Hitler's 1925 sketchbook, "Spotts's study of the Fuhrer's fascination with architecture, painting, sculpture, and music is ...elegantly composed and richly documented" (The New Yorker).

Karen edited the first four Hot & Bothered books and co-edited Queer View Mirror 1 and 2: Lesbian and Gay Short Short Fiction. She is also the author of the novels Love Ruins Everything, Love and Other Ruins, and The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky. She has also written for numerous magazines.Karen lives, writes, and teaches creative writing in Vancouver.

Introduction
Preface
Sources
Acknowledgements
The Reluctant Dictator
The Bohemian Aesthete
A Philosophy of Culture
The Grand Paradox
The Artful Leader
The Artist as Politician
The Politician as Artist
The Artist of Destruction
The New Germany and the New German
Purification by Death
The Failed Painter
The Struggling Watercolourist
Forgers and Collectors
The Art Dictator
The Modernist Enemy
The Failure of National Socialist Realism
The Art Collector
The Perfect Wagnerite
Hitler's Wagner or Wagner's Hitler?
�F�hrer of the Bayreuth Republic'
The Music Master
The Rape of Euterpe
The Music Patron
Conductors and Composers
The Master Builder
Immortality through Architecture
Political Architecture
Remodelling Germany
Aesthetics and Transport
Afterword
Source Notes
Books Cited In Text
Index

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