Best books on Third Reich architecture & culture

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by The Last Kaiser » 04 May 2009 01:12

Thanks for the link ghostsoldier!
The book looks like very interesant, unfortunately it's too much expensive. :o
Well... I will buy cheaper books for the moment!

Thanks!

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by frankiben123 » 24 Jun 2009 20:30

thanks for the suggestions ......
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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by Keir » 13 Sep 2009 10:11

Check out Hitler Sites: A City-by-City Guidebook (Austria, Germany, France, United States) by Steven Lehrer. It costs a rather considerable US$55, but he has a great website you can check out to start with:
http://www.stevenlehrer.com/hitler_sites.htm

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by DerZug » 25 Oct 2009 01:09

Hello to all. I am new here and hope to add to the quest for understanding and perspective of German history aside from the U.S. viewpoint. I am an American but was born in Munich and lived about 8 years total in Germany. I have several original books from the 30's that are quite rare and in mint condition. They all are "cigaretten" editions and one is of WW I. I hope to discover more about these wonderful editions for my Grandfather gave them to me, he served in the German Army and ironically my father served in the U.S. Army. Long story! The photos are brillant and I have never seen them in print anywhere. I am not fluent in German but I'm quite curious how the Germany of that time viewed the world and the years of Hitler. If the written material is anything like the photos it should be very interesting. Take care and hope to have a dialogue with anyone who is interested or has an opinion.

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by Geoff Walden » 02 Dec 2009 02:54

Hi DerZug,

Welcome to the forum!

There have been several threads about these cigarette card books. A search should turn them up. Some editions were pretty common and don't command very high prices these days, while others were somewhat rare even in the 1930s, and so sell for hundreds of dollars now. It all depends on the rarity, subject, and condition. If you post a listing of the books here, I'm sure folks can give an opinion of their current value.

Geoff Walden

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by muller1945 » 23 Jan 2010 15:47

Hi, tho the chancellery book by speer is expensive, its well worth having it and it will keep its value. I own a copy tho it is in a bit worn condtion, but well worth it for the blue prints, mass of photographs.

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by ReichDefender » 08 Apr 2010 18:11

See Excellent Book:HITLER AND THE POWER OF AESTHETICS by Frederic Spotts.Its heavily reearched fair and entertaining.

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by Grünherz » 10 Apr 2010 09:19

ReichDefender wrote:See Excellent Book:HITLER AND THE POWER OF AESTHETICS by Frederic Spotts.Its heavily reearched fair and entertaining.
Gee! I have a part-time job at a bookstore* and just saw a copy today! I'll have to go back and pick it up. (and I DO get a discount! :D ). The cover has a picture of Hitler looking at what I believe is a model of the "future" Linz---not sure about that, however---got to buy the book and check it out.
Tom

*(Moe's Books in Berkeley, California, US. Check it out online; we ship all over the world and have an amazing selection---although only the SMALLEST part is online)

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by Tenlein » 26 May 2010 23:55

I have a two-volume set from the 30's specifically on the architecture of Hitler Youth facilities (quite a niche subject!). It's at home, so I don't have the title handy, but I've been thinking I should scan and post the pics somewhere. Is that something I could do here, or is that too much bandwidth?

Actually, I see from the guidelines that no more than two from a book are allowed - I wonder if this set is still under copyright? Are most books published under the National Socialist publishing house still under copyright (i.e. by the German government or something)?

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by Charles78 » 16 Oct 2010 18:41

Germania: A Novel, by Brendan McNally (Four stars), is a wonderful farce which skewers the vainglorious pomposity of the last days of the Reich. The murderous Nazi fantasy of “Aryan” Übermensch, made only too real by the willingness of so many Germans to do the Führer's bloody work, resulted in millions of innocents murdered in cold blood. With the might of what Eisenhower called the “United Nations” brought against it, the Third Reich eventually had to collapse. Hitler committed suicide on 30 April 1945. In his political testament, he appointed Grand Admiral Dönitz as his successor. The Third Reich thus continued for another twenty days until the principals were arrested and jailed.

In those final twenty days, the Third Reich degenerated into a bizarre fantasy world in which men like Himmler hung around hoping Grand Admiral Dönitz might give them a job in the new government. This while Germany was being pounded into dust by the Allies, furious that the Germans wouldn't give up. Dönitz, who should have been hanged as a war criminal instead of being sent to prison, set up the last government of the Third Reich in the Gymnasium of the German Naval Academy, located outside of Kiel in the suburb of Flensburg/Mürwik, where it is located to this day.

Read more at my website, Charles McCain http://blog.charlesmccain.com/2010/10/l ... fully.html

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Post by ahlberto » 28 Apr 2011 18:20

ghostsoldier wrote:
Marcus Wendel wrote:We don't have such a list at the moment, but I'll sticky this thread so we can create one here.

/Marcus
Thanks, Marcus...I think it would come in handy!

At one time, many years ago (about 20), I owned a book entitled "Art and Architecture in the Third Reich"....it was about 8" x 10", and had a black cover with red lettering....somehow, I have since lost it, but what I remember of it, it was quite informative, and full of pictures and informative text. Unfortunately, I have not been able to relocate it anywhere for purchase, Does the title sound familiar to anyone?

And thanks for the link to the Reich Chancellery book, Helly! :D
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Hi guys,Carlos here from Portugal.About books ive had many years ago a book made by Albert Speer with the drawings for the future Berlin.I sold that book to a friend of mine so it isnt lost.Ive too the Hitler speech in French comemorating 1 year of the nazi rising to power
Carlos Pereira

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Post by ahlberto » 28 Apr 2011 19:32

ahlberto wrote:
ghostsoldier wrote:
Marcus Wendel wrote:We don't have such a list at the moment, but I'll sticky this thread so we can create one here.

/Marcus
Thanks, Marcus...I think it would come in handy!

At one time, many years ago (about 20), I owned a book entitled "Art and Architecture in the Third Reich"....it was about 8" x 10", and had a black cover with red lettering....somehow, I have since lost it, but what I remember of it, it was quite informative, and full of pictures and informative text. Unfortunately, I have not been able to relocate it anywhere for purchase, Does the title sound familiar to anyone?

And thanks for the link to the Reich Chancellery book, Helly! :D
Rob
Hi guys,Carlos here from Portugal.About books ive had many years ago a book made by Albert Speer with the drawings for the future Berlin.I sold that book to a friend of mine so it isnt lost.Ive too the Hitler speech in French comemorating 1 year of the nazi rising to power
Hi the book i had was in fact from Albert Speer, "Neue Deutsche Baukunst," Berlin, 1943 .It was a wonderful book and i think i have to buy him back... :D
Carlos Pereira

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by gustav109 » 03 May 2011 03:46

For history of cinema in 3 Reich I highly recommend:

Film in the Third Reich by David Hull;

Though not as comprehensive, but reviews selected movies, "Nazi Cinema" by Erwin Leiser.

General coverage of the Nazi State "A social History of the Third Reich" by Richard Grunberger.

Two excellent books on art:

"Art in the Third Reich" by Berthold Hinz and "Art of the Third Reich" by Peter Adam. Both books cover pure art, sculpture and architecture.

Cheers

Michael

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture

Post by Quentin2014 » 24 Nov 2013 19:54

I highly recommend Leon Krier's Book Albert Speer. The book has the full story and drawings behind Hitler's wish to rebuild Berlin. Fantastic book.

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Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich culture

Post by prairiewoman » 05 Mar 2014 07:39

#685 BASIC IDEAS OF NATIONAL SOCIALIST CULTURAL POLICY is translated from the Third Reich original Grundgedanken nationalsozialistischer Kulturpolitik by Munich university professor Wolfgang Schulz, which was published by the central publishing house of the NSDAP (Franz Eher Verlag) in 1939 after the author‘s death. The objective of this policy was a culture that remained true to folk and race and hence promoted the spiritual and biological health and integrity of both. Softcover. 117pp. $10.00. See excerpt. - This company has hundreds of books translated from the Third Reich originals without commentary pro or con. www.third-reich-books.com

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