Säuberung des Kunsttempels: Eine Kunstpolitische Kampfschrift zur Gesundung Deutscher Kunst im... Säuberung des Kunsttempels: Eine Kunstpolitische Kampfschrift zur Gesundung Deutscher Kunst im...

Säuberung des Kunsttempels: Eine Kunstpolitische Kampfschrift zur Gesundung Deutscher Kunst im Geiste Nordischer Art

Willrich, Wolfgang

Published by J. F. Lehmanns, München, 1938
Condition: g- to vg Hardcover

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Octavo. 179 (4)pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over orange cloth with black publisher's device and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. A polemic advocating the recovery of German art in the spirit of Nordic nature. The magazine of the NS Culture Community "Kunst und Volk" wrote: "It is a polemic, that sums up the cultural decay in its individual statements as well as its tendencies and tries to help in the recovery of art through elucidation and the appeal to the sense of responsibility of the people. This task is accomplished in a thorough manner: documents and facts speak of particularly indecent and unprecedented blotted attitudes." Willrich was a German artist and writer and is considered one of the most fanatic advocates of National Socialist art politics. The inflammatory pamphlet became one of the important guidelines for the strategy and design of the infamous exhibition "Degenerate Art." When Willrich viciously attacked the German poet Gottfried Benn even Heinrich Himmler reprimanded Willrich in September 1937. Himmler conceded that he appreciated Willrich's commitment against "Degenerate Art" but warned Willrich not to run amok and let this commitment become his purpose of life. Profusely illustrated with b/w in-text reproductions of artwork. Text in German, Gothic script. DJ with small chips and tears along edges and rubbed. Name of previous owner inked to inside front cover. Binding with light wear and minor discoloration at bottom edge. DJ in overall good-, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 10590

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Title: Säuberung des Kunsttempels: Eine ...

Publisher: J. F. Lehmanns, München

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Second edition.

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