Best books on Third Reich architecture & culture

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by Harm Wulf » 27 Jan 2009 23:16

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Davidson, Mortimer
Kunst in Deutschland 1933–1945
Bd.3 Architektur
[100 215] € 107,50


Bd. 3, Architektur 624 Seiten
Atlasformat
1012 Abbildungen
ISBN-10: 3-87847-111-4
ISBN-13: 978-3-87847-111-0

Jeder Band, Großformat Leinen Euro 107.50
Zur Zeit nur Band 2/2 und Bd. 3 lieferbar!

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Erstmalig kann hier ein umfassender, systematischer und objektiver Gesamtüberblick über das künstlerische Schaffen in Deutschland zwischen 1933 und 1945 vorgelegt werden. Hunderte von Künstlern dieser Zeit wurden mit ihren Werken völlig vergessen, Ihre Arbeiten zerstört, beschlagnahmt oder als Nazikunst kollektiv verunglimpft.

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Kann man tatsächlich von einer »nationalsozialistischen Kunst« sprechen? Gab es einen dem Nationalsozialismus eigentümlichen Kunststil oder ein ihn kennzeichnendes Kunstideal? Wer waren die Maler und Bildhauer, deren Kunstwerke auf den Ausstellungen und in den deutschen Museen zwischen 1933 und 1945 zu sehen waren? Welches war der Anteil der Politik und der Propaganda in der Themenauswahl und Stoffbehandlung? Dieses einmalige Werk gibt Antwort auf diese Fragen.

Seit Kriegsende haben sich erst wenige Schriften mit einer der merkwürdigsten Erscheinungen aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus befaßt: mit dem künstlerischen Schaffen im Dritten Reich. Inzwischen sind die Namen Arno Breker und Josef Thorak aus dem Bereich der Bildhauerei, Speer und Troost aus dem der Baukunst weltbekannt geworden. Dennoch wissen die wenigsten, daß neben den genannten Persönlichkeiten Hunderte anderer Künstler während jenes Zeitabschnittes viele Gemälde und Skulpturen schufen oder zu den größeren baukünstlerischen Vorhaben des Dritten Reiches beitrugen. Ferner ist es heute beinah unmöglich, diese Werke zu Gesicht zu bekommen; entweder wurden sie am Kriegsende zerstört, oder sie werden der Veröffentlichung vorenthalten. Dazu sagt der Herausgeber Davidson: »Entweder sind die in Deutschland zwischen 1933 und 1945 entstandenen Werke schön, und sie dürfen in diesem Fall nicht verborgen bleiben, oder sie sind häßlich, und ihre Ausstellung würde noch am ehesten dazu beitragen, daß sich jeder von ihrer Häßlichkeit überzeugen kann und sie nicht irrtümlich idealisiert.«

Ein wahrhaft einzigartiges Werk!

Über den Autor:

MORTIMER G. DAVIDSON, geb. 1922 in London. Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Nach 1945 Mitglied der britischen Besatzungstruppe in Deutschland. Nach seiner Rückkehr im Jahre 1948 gründet er eine Gesellschaft für technisches Zeichen. Leitet später ein Elektrounternehmen. Lebt zur Zeit in den Niederlanden. Am Rande seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit interessiert er sich seit 30 Jahren für die mit der Kunst und der Kultur im Dritten Reich zusammenhängenden Fragen.

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by JTG » 09 Feb 2009 03:14

FireFoxy wrote:I would put my vote for- Hitler's Third Reich = Witness the terrible secrets of Germany's evil empire Volume 1-30.
I can't find the Aurther's name, so i will give a web site - http://www.hitlersthirdreich.co.uk

It's not the normal boring commen thick book which normally books are. It's got information on about everything about Hitler's Thrid Reich,it's got appeal to them and it's very exciting to read.The Books give you variety, does not talk about one subject. It keeps you intred.


The link provided appears to be useless. Searching reveals no better source.

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by FireFoxy » 09 Feb 2009 03:24

Jtg,it's real books,i'm not making it up!what do you mean be search?
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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by JTG » 09 Feb 2009 03:28

The nearest I can find is a Partwork.

No website responds to the URL you have quoted.

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by FireFoxy » 09 Feb 2009 03:35

JTG wrote:The nearest I can find is a Partwork.

No website responds to the URL you have quoted.


Ok then, i will take a photo of my books with my moblie phone and i will place them in one of my posts :x
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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by JTG » 09 Feb 2009 04:13

FireFoxy wrote:
JTG wrote:The nearest I can find is a Partwork.

No website responds to the URL you have quoted.


Ok then, i will take a photo of my books with my moblie phone and i will place them in one of my posts :x


It would be infinitely of more help were you to post valid links.

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by FireFoxy » 09 Feb 2009 04:47

JTG wrote:
FireFoxy wrote:
JTG wrote:The nearest I can find is a Partwork.

No website responds to the URL you have quoted.


Ok then, i will take a photo of my books with my moblie phone and i will place them in one of my posts :x


It would be infinitely of more help were you to post valid links.


But it is the right link,sometimes links don't work!
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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by Vikki » 09 Feb 2009 05:01

JTG wrote:
FireFoxy wrote:I would put my vote for- Hitler's Third Reich = Witness the terrible secrets of Germany's evil empire Volume 1-30.
I can't find the Aurther's name, so i will give a web site - http://www.hitlersthirdreich.co.uk

It's not the normal boring commen thick book which normally books are. It's got information on about everything about Hitler's Thrid Reich,it's got appeal to them and it's very exciting to read.The Books give you variety, does not talk about one subject. It keeps you intred.


The link provided appears to be useless. Searching reveals no better source.

John



Actually, I had no problem at all accessing the site with the link provided.

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Hitler's Third Reich .co.uk

Post by leodienasty » 12 Feb 2009 17:48

I am unaware of the links, but I am grateful.

The website is a sort of 'fan-site' without being fanatical.

I like my hobby. Please keep it up!!

webmaster @ www.hitlersthirdreich.co.uk


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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by The Last Kaiser » 23 Apr 2009 00:45

Hi!

First, congratulations for this wonderful forum! :D
I'am new and I'm serching for complete chancellery plans, all the floors (not only the main floor with the official halls), also I will want to see a Old Chancellery plans with Hitler's private rooms and the Siedler extension.
I wanted to buy Josephine Cowdery book. Anyone knows what kind of information contains this book?
Or I could buy another one?

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by ghostsoldier » 23 Apr 2009 01:10

The Last Kaiser wrote:Hi!
I wanted to buy Josephine Cowdery book. Anyone knows what kind of information contains this book?
Or I could buy another one?


Welcome to the forum, Kaiser! :) I have the Cowdery book; it does have some good information and a few fold-out plan sections, although not to scale, and it's not a very thick book. There are many of us here who are looking for better plan images, but it looks like the best resource for full-sized plans would be the official period Reichskanzlei book of 1939, which are available (usually on eBay), but quite pricey (around 350-400 USD)...meanwhile, if you have not seen it yet, here is the link to the thread on the discussion of the Reichskanzlei...

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=126282

There is a lot of good info there, so read on, and enjoy your stay! :D
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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by The Last Kaiser » 24 Apr 2009 23:31

Thanks for the information Ghostsoldier! :)
Are you talking about that book?

http://www.od43.com/Bauten_Bewegung_1938.ht

Can you recommend other interesting books with photos and plans about the Third Reich architecture?

Thanks,
Kaiser

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by ghostsoldier » 27 Apr 2009 21:02

Kaiser...your link did not work for me.... :wink:
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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by ghostsoldier » 29 Apr 2009 17:58

Kaiser...yes, that is one of them, although the editions after 1938 are better, as the RC was completed in 1939 and those books seem to have better images and plans...here's one I've seen...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Architecture-WWII-P ... 1|294%3A50
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