Saturday, December 4, 2010

World War II and After

Cover for the guidebook to the "Degenerate Art" exhibition featuring a sculpture by Otto Freundlich who died at Majdanek concentration camp in 1943

Hitler (far right) with Goebbels visiting the Degenerate Art Exhibition in Munich in 1937

Albert Speer with Adolf Hitler, model for the unbuilt Volkshalle (Berlin Dome)

Alberto Giacommetti, Tall Figure

Francis Bacon, Study for a Crucifixion

Le Corbusier, Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France

Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Wallace Harrison, and others, The United Nations Headquarters, New York

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, The Seagram Building, New York


Degenerate Art Exhibition
Albert Speer
Le Corbusier
--The United Nations
Mies Van Der Rohe
--curtain wall

The Opening of the Great German Art Exhibit on film.
This is a soundless amateur color film of the pageantry that accompanied the opening of Hitler's official show of approved German art in 1937.