Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

ISBN-10: 1585675075

ISBN-13: 9781585675074

Edition: N/A

Authors: Frederick Spotts, Frederick Spotts

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A startling reassessment of Hitlers aims and motivations, Frederic Spottss Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and highly original work that provides the key to a fuller understanding of the Third Reich. Spotts, author of the distinguished Bayreuth: A History of the Wagner Festival, convincingly demonstrates that unlike the traditional biographical view that Hitler was an unperson who had no life outside of politics, Hitlers interest in the arts was as intense as his racismand that he used the arts to disguise the heinous crimes that were the means to fulfilling his ends.
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List price: $24.95
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 4/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

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.

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?
'Fuhrer 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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