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Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

by Frederic Spotts

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Published by Overlook Hardcover .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Germany,
  • Hitler, Adolf,,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography,
  • Political,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History,
  • Historical - General,
  • Cultural policy,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Presidents,
  • Hitler, Adolf,
  • Art and state,
  • National socialism and art,
  • 1889-1945,
  • 20th century,
  • Aesthetics, German

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages456
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8817729M
    ISBN 101585673455
    ISBN 109781585673452

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Featuring a new introduction by the author. 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.

Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Cited by: A starling reassessment of Hitler's aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts' Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued Foreign Affairs Featuring a new introduction by the author/5(23).

Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics by Frederic Spotts pp, Hutchinson £ In his essay "Bruder Hitler", Thomas Mann felt obliged to recognise that Hitler was in some real sense an artist.

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In this acclaimed work, Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life /5(41). "A fascinating contribution to our understanding of Hitler's complex, chaotic, and catastrophic personality, and a compelling study of Hitler's artistic policies in the Third Reich."-Foreign AffairsFeaturing a new introduction by the author.

A starling reassessment of Hitler's aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts'Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and highly original 4/5(1). A startling reassessment of Hitler’s aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts’s Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is a deftly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich.

In this acclaimed work, Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life /5(2). Spotts provides a lively, encyclopedic account of Hitler and the arts, but a more comprehensive and nuanced portrait of the Führer and the Nazi regime can be found in Ian Kershaw's two-volume.

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Hitler and the power of aesthetics. [Frederic Spotts] -- "In a remarkable synthesis of key scholarship and historical resources, Frederic Spotts portrays the "National Socialist revolution" as much less a social than a cultural revolution.

Spotts maintains. “A fascinating contribution to our understanding of Hitler’s complex, chaotic, and catastrophic personality, and a compelling study of Hitler’s artistic policies in the Third Reich.”- Foreign Affairs.

Featuring a new introduction by the author. A starling reassessment of Hitler’s aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts’ Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and. Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is a study of Adolf Hitler that focuses upon “his aesthetic nature”. Spotts recounts the story of Albert Speer’s secretary, who testified later that shortly after the beginning of the Second World War, she had overheard Hitler state that.

Frederic Spotts, the distinguished author of Bayreuth, here develops a radical new interpretation of Hitler. Hitler's aim was the Aryan super-state, but it was to be expressed as much in Nazi art as in politics. Culture was not only the end, to which power should aspire, but the means of achieving it.

This reassessment of Hitler's aims and motivations examines his perverse obsessions and shows 4/5(1). About the Author. Frederic Spotts has written four other books on European political and cultural affairs.

His study of Bayreuth is acknowledged as the standard work on the subject. Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics was written while Spotts was a visiting scholar at /5(). 3, words Frederic Spotts Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics New York: The Overlook Press, Leaders throughout history have frequently deployed the arts as a means by which to display their power.

Hitler is unusual, however, in that art was central to his political vision. He was intensely interested in the arts (painting, sculpture, [ ].

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. Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life outside of politics, Hitler's /5(33).

A startling 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.

The author speaks of the great outrage that attends any book speaking about Hitler as possibly having human qualities. A startling reassessment of Hitler's aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts's Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is a deftly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich/5().

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.

Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life outside of politics, Hitler's. A startling reassessment of Hitler’s aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts’s Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is a deftly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich.

In this acclaimed work, Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life /5(33). Many historians have analyzed, to varying degrees of success, the role that Hitler’s supposed failure as an artist played in fueling his demonic rise to power.

Spotts (Bayreuth: A History of the Wagner Festival,etc.), by contrast, notes that he actually did make a living, however unsplendid, as a painter and illustrator. More than that Author: Frederic Spotts.

Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics By Frederic Spotts Overlook, pages, $ —–Something in the study of Adolf Hitler repels us. Perhaps it is our own traditional reflex to blot out the.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.

Spotts convincingly demonstrates that contrary to the traditional view that Hitler had no life outside of politics, Hitler's 4/5(18).© Regents of the University of Minnesota.

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