Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

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9780091793944: Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

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 how his artistry - expressed in spectacles, festivities, parades, rallies and political dramas, as well as in architecture, painting and music - destroyed any sense of individuality and linked the German people with his own drives. In a wide-ranging argument which covers topics as varied as Wagner's operas and the German Autobahn system, Spotts provides a key to the understanding of the Third Reich which has hiterto been missing in more straightforwardly political and military studies.

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A radical new interpretation of Hitler's character and actions which sees a perverted artistry as the driving force behind his career and his hold over the German people.

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Frederic Spotts is a journalist and author. His study of Bayreuth is acknowledged as the standard work on the subject.

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Spotts, Frederic
Published by Hutchinson (2002)
ISBN 10: 0091793947 ISBN 13: 9780091793944
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