Best books on Third Reich architecture & culture

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture & culture

Post by Botofogo597 » 29 Jul 2022 22:54

Hitler and The Power of Aesthetics by Frederic Spotts. This covers all aspects from painting to architecture. The book argues Hitler was an artist and dictator, simultaneously. The culture of Germany from '33 to '45 was Hitler's vision of what culture should be...In his eyes.

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture & culture

Post by Ecam » 28 Feb 2023 22:28

Life in the fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955.
Harald Jähner

So what was life like after Stunde Null? The author explores every facet of life in Germany after "Zero Hour". It is an absolutely fascinating piece of social history which confirms some things we know about Germany in the immediate aftermath of the war, but the book also demolishes many myths about that time. Published in German in 2019, the book won first prize at the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair and spent 48 weeks on the best-seller list in Germany. It was published in English in January 2023. It's a fascinating read for anyone interested in what life was like, as well as social attitudes in the immediate aftermath of the war.

I highly recommend.

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Re: Best books on Third Reich architecture & culture

Post by Trevorholmes » 18 May 2023 07:49

Here are a few highly regarded books on Third Reich architecture and culture:

"The Architecture of the Third Reich" by Paul Stickler: This comprehensive book examines the architectural projects and urban planning initiatives undertaken during the Nazi regime, including iconic structures such as the Nuremberg Rally Grounds and the German Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition.

"Hitler's Architect: The Life and Work of Albert Speer" by Martin Kitchen: Focusing on Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's chief architect, this book explores the architectural ambitions and the role of architecture in Nazi propaganda. It delves into Speer's rise to power, his relationship with Hitler, and his involvement in shaping the built environment of the Third Reich.

"The Third Reich in Power" by Richard J. Evans: While not exclusively focused on architecture and culture, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the Nazi regime, including its cultural policies and the impact on various aspects of society. It offers valuable insights into the relationship between power, ideology, and cultural production during the Third Reich.

"Nazism and the Visual Arts" by Peter Adam: This book explores the visual arts under Nazi rule, including painting, sculpture, and architecture. It analyzes the aesthetics and themes promoted by the regime and the ways in which art was used as a tool for propaganda and ideological indoctrination.

"The Art of the Third Reich" by Peter Adam: This book delves into the visual arts in Nazi Germany, including painting, sculpture, and graphic design. It examines the role of art in promoting Nazi ideology and explores the artists, styles, and themes prevalent during the Third Reich.

These books provide in-depth analysis and historical context regarding Third Reich architecture and culture. Remember to approach these topics with sensitivity and critical thinking, as they are connected to a dark and complex period in history.

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