The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany Cultural Memory in the Present

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Stanford University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The cult of art in nazi germany presents a new interpretation of National Socialism, arguing that art in the Third Reich was not simply an instrument of the regime, but actually became a source of the racist politics upon which its ideology was founded. Through the myth of the "aryan race, " a race pronounced superior because it alone creates culture, Nazism asserted art as the sole raison d'être of a regime defined by Hitler as the "dictatorship of genius.

Michaud shows the important link between the religious nature of Nazi art and the political movement, revealing that in Nazi Germany art was considered to be less a witness of history than a force capable of producing future, the actor capable of accelerating the coming of a reality immanent to art itself.

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Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy Posthumanities

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - In bíos, esposito applies such a paradigm of immunization to the analysis of the radical transformation of the political into biopolitics. His books include categorie dell impolitico, Communitas: orgine e destino della comunità, Nove pensieri sulla politica, and Immunitas: protezione e negazione della vita.

Timothy campbell is associate professor of italian studies in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University and the author of Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi Minnesota, 2006. Bíos discusses the origins and meanings of biopolitical discourse, demonstrates why none of the categories of modern political thought is useful for completely grasping the essence of biopolitics, and reconstructs the negative biopolitical core of Nazism.

A comprehensive, illuminating, and highly original treatment of a critically important topic, euthanasia, Bíos introduces an English-reading public to a philosophy that will critically impact such wide-ranging current debates as stem cell research, and the war on terrorism. Roberto esposito teaches contemporary philosophy at the Italian Institute for the Human Sciences in Naples.

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Esposito suggests that the best contemporary response to the current deadly version of biopolitics is to understand what could make up the elements of a positive biopolitics-a politics of life rather than a politics of mastery and negation of life. In his introduction, timothy Campbell situates Esposito’s arguments within American and European thinking on biopolitics.

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The Origins of Totalitarianism

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Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich #ad - Isaac, the washington posthannah arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political historyThe Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I.

Univ of Minnesota Press. From this vantage point, the use of terror, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination. How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? the short answer is that we, live in dark times, even if they are different and perhaps less dark, too, and “Origins” raises a set of fundamental questions about how tyranny can arise and the dangerous forms of inhumanity to which it can lead.

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Survival In Auschwitz

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Great product! Included in this new edition is an illuminating conversation between Philip Roth and Primo Levi never before published in book form. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Survival in auschwitz is levi’s classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance.

Remarkable for its simplicity, compassion, restraint, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit. Univ of Minnesota Press. The true and harrowing account of primo levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.

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The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

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Penguin Books #ad - The wages of destruction is a chilling work of originality and tremendous scholarship that is already setting off debate in Germany and will fundamentally change the way in which history views the Second World War. Univ of Minnesota Press. An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today.

Great product! Adam tooze's controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler's surprisingly prescient vision- ultimately hindered by Germany's limited resources and his own racial ideology-was to create a German super-state to dominate Europe and compete with what he saw as America's overwhelming power in a soon-to- be globalized world.

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Hitler: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company SG-USB-124 #ad - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Great product! Evans, ian kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. Drawing on previously untapped sources, kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, such as Goebbels’s diaries, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.

. Anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw. Niall ferguson “the hitler biography of the twenty-first century” Richard J. Penguin Books. From hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siecle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw’s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power.

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The Concept of the Political: Expanded Edition

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The University of Chicago Press #ad - Penguin Books. George schwab’s introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt’s intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. University of Chicago Press. Strong placing schmitt’s work into contemporary context, this expanded edition also includes a translation of Schmitt’s 1929 lecture “The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations, ” which the author himself added to the 1932 edition of the book.

Univ of Minnesota Press. In addition to analysis by Leo Strauss and a foreword by Tracy B. In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism’s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state—a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared.

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A Concise History of the Third Reich Weimar and Now Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism

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University of California Press #ad - The book’s extensive illustrations are thoroughly treated as documents that illuminate the visual power of Nazi ideology. Univ of Minnesota Press. Originally published to rave reviews in germany, the events leading to world war II and the war itself, the domestic and foreign politics of the regime, everyday life and terror in National Socialist Germany, various forms of resistance against Hitler, A Concise History of the Third Reich describes the establishment of the totalitarian dictatorship, and the Holocaust.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. University of Chicago Press. This well-illustrated, yet comprehensive and authoritative history of the twelve years of the Third Reich―from political takeover of January 30, highly accessible book at last gives general readers and students a compact, 1933 to the German capitulation of May 1945.

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The Arts in Nazi Germany: Continuity, Conformity, Change Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

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Berghahn Books #ad - Penguin Books. Univ of Minnesota Press. Culture and the arts played a central role in the ideology and propaganda of National Socialism from the early years of the movement until the last months of the Third Reich in 1945. This volume’s essays explore these and other aspects of the arts and cultural life under National Socialism, Frank Trommler, Pamela Potter, and are authored by some of the most respected authorities in the field: Alan Steinweis, Michael Kater, Eric Rentschler, and Jonathan Petropoulos.

University of Chicago Press. Hitler and his followers believed that art and culture were expressions of race, and that “Aryans” alone were capable of creating true art and preserving true German culture. The result is a volume that offers students and interested readers a brief but focused introduction to this important aspect of the history of Nazi Germany.

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Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Hitler's vision of the aryan superstate was to be expressed as much in art as in politics: culture was not only the end to which power should aspire, but the means of achieving it. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Filled with evocative photographs and reproductions from Hitler's 1925 sketchbook, sculpture, "Spotts's study of the Fuhrer's fascination with architecture, painting, and music is .

. Elegantly composed and richly documented" The New Yorker. Penguin Books. Great product! A starling reassessment of hitler's aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts' Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich.

Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics #ad - Univ of Minnesota Press. Used book in Good Condition. University of Chicago Press. Featuring a new introduction by the author. Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life outside of politics, Hitler's interest in the arts was as intense as his racism-and that he used the arts to disguise the heinous crimes that were the means to fulfilling his ends.

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The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany

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Oxford University Press #ad - University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Great product! Robert scholz, the leading art critic in the third reich, became an officer in the chief art looting unit in France and Kajetan Muhlmann--a leading art historian--was probably the single most prolific art plunderer in the war and arguably in history.

. If it is striking that these educated men became part of the Nazi machine, it is more remarkable that most of them rehabilitated their careers and lived comfortably after the war. Readers meet ernst buchner, and karl haberstock, the distinguished museum director and expert on Old Master paintings who "repatriated" the Van Eyck brother's Ghent altarpiece to Germany, an art dealer who filled German museums with works bought virtually at gunpoint from Jewish collectors.

Finally, there is arno breker, a gifted artist who exchanged his modernist style for monumental realism and became Hitler's favorite sculptor. Petropoulos follows the careers of these prominent individuals who like Faust, that German archetype, chose to pursue artistic ends through collaboration with diabolical forces.

But such books leave us wondering: what made thoughtful, artistic men and women decide to put their talents in the service of a brutal and inhuman regime? This question is the starting point for The Faustian Bargain, educated, Jonathan Petropoulos's study of the key figures in the art world of Nazi Germany.

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