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The Resource Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany : the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts, Alan E. Steinweis

Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany : the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts, Alan E. Steinweis

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Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany : the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts
Title
Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany
Title remainder
the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts
Statement of responsibility
Alan E. Steinweis
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Language
eng
Summary
From 1933 to 1945, the Reich Chamber of Culture exercised a profound influence over hundreds of thousands of German artists and entertainers. Subdivided into separate chambers for music, theater, the visual arts, literature, film, radio, and the press, this organization encompassed several hundred thousand professionals and influenced the activities of millions of amateur artists and musicians as well. Alan Steinweis focuses on the fields of music, theater, and the visual arts in this first major study of Nazi cultural administration, examining a complex pattern of interaction among leading Nazi figures, German cultural functionaries, ordinary artists, and consumers of culture. One of the most persistent generalizations to emerge from research on Nazi Germany is the notion of a German artistic and cultural establishment at the mercy of a totalitarian regime determined to mobilize the arts for its own ideological purposes. Steinweis argues that this generalization obscures a more complex reality. It overlooks continuities in the agenda of the German cultural establishment from the Weimar Republic through the Nazi period and presupposes a clearer distinction than actually existed between officialdom and the cultural elite, thereby overestimating the degree to which policy affecting artists originated outside the artistic world. Steinweis describes the political, professional, and economic environment in which German artists were compelled to function and explains the structure of decision making, showing in whose interest cultural policies were formulated. He discusses such issues as work creation, social insurance, minimum wage statutes, and certification guidelines, all of which were matters of high priority to the art professions before 1933 as well as after the Nazi seizure of power. By elucidating the economic and professional context of cultural life, Steinweis also contributes to an understanding of the response of German artists to cultural Gleichschaltung, or "coordination," and helps to explain the widespread acquiescence of German artists to artistic censorship and racial and political "purification."
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Steinweis, Alan E
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Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Arts, German
  • National socialism and art
  • Arts
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Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany : the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts, Alan E. Steinweis
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Publication
Note
Based on the author's doctoral dissertation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-226) and index
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Contents
Art and culture in the Weimar Republic : the economic, institutional, and political context. The economic, institutional, and political context ; The Weimar system of professional representation ; The impact of the Depression ; The neocorporatist impulse ; National Socialism and the arts in the Weimar era -- Nazi coordination of the arts and the creation of the Reich Chamber of Culture, 1933. Nazification of the arts ; Toward a Kulturkammer -- Evolution of the Chamber System. Neocorporatism and Second Coordination, 1934-1936 ; Administrative centralization, 1935-1941 ; The struggle for control over civil servants ; The struggle over amateur artists and audiences -- The varieties of patronage, 1933-1939. Work creation ; Regulating the arts ; Conflicts over professionalization ; A balance sheet : prosperity amid hardship ; Altersversorgung : old-age pensions -- Germanizing the arts. The purge of Non-Aryans ; A Jewish chamber ; Other victims of Paragraph 10 ; The apparatus of censorship, 1933-1939 -- Mobilizing artists for war. Economic bust and boom ; The purge intensifies ; Wartime censorship ; Mobilization for total war -- Conclusion
Control code
DCLC937059-B
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 233 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780807821046
Lccn
93007059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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ill.
Label
Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany : the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts, Alan E. Steinweis
Publication
Note
Based on the author's doctoral dissertation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and culture in the Weimar Republic : the economic, institutional, and political context. The economic, institutional, and political context ; The Weimar system of professional representation ; The impact of the Depression ; The neocorporatist impulse ; National Socialism and the arts in the Weimar era -- Nazi coordination of the arts and the creation of the Reich Chamber of Culture, 1933. Nazification of the arts ; Toward a Kulturkammer -- Evolution of the Chamber System. Neocorporatism and Second Coordination, 1934-1936 ; Administrative centralization, 1935-1941 ; The struggle for control over civil servants ; The struggle over amateur artists and audiences -- The varieties of patronage, 1933-1939. Work creation ; Regulating the arts ; Conflicts over professionalization ; A balance sheet : prosperity amid hardship ; Altersversorgung : old-age pensions -- Germanizing the arts. The purge of Non-Aryans ; A Jewish chamber ; Other victims of Paragraph 10 ; The apparatus of censorship, 1933-1939 -- Mobilizing artists for war. Economic bust and boom ; The purge intensifies ; Wartime censorship ; Mobilization for total war -- Conclusion
Control code
DCLC937059-B
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 233 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780807821046
Lccn
93007059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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