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Artists under Hitler : collaboration and survival in Nazi Germany / Jonathan Petropoulos.

Author/creator Petropoulos, Jonathan author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Descriptionxiii, 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents "THE SUMMER OF ART" AND BEYOND -- The Fight over Modernism -- Otto Andreas Schreiber and the Pro-Expressionist Students -- The Continuation of Modernism in Nazi Germany -- THE PURSUIT OF ACCOMMODATION -- Walter Gropius -- Paul Hindemith -- Gottfried Benn -- Ernst Barlach -- Emil Nolde -- ACCOMMODATION REALIZED -- Richard Strauss -- Gustaf Griindgens -- Leni Riefenstahl -- Arno Breker -- Albert Speer.
Abstract ""What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?" Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich. In his nuanced analysis of prominent German artists, architects, composers, film directors, painters, and writers who rejected exile, choosing instead to stay during Germany's darkest period, Petropoulos shows how individuals variously dealt with the regime's public opposition to modern art. His findings explode the myth that all modern artists were anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist. Artists Under Hitler closely examines cases of artists who failed in their attempts to find accommodation with the Nazi regime (Walter Gropius, Paul Hindemith, Gottfried Benn, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde) as well as others whose desire for official acceptance was realized (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). Collectively these ten figures illuminate the complex cultural history of Nazi Germany, while individually they provide haunting portraits of people facing excruciating choices and grave moral questions"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2014021451
ISBN9780300197471 (hardback)
ISBN0300197470 (hardback)

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