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

Label
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
Title variation
Art, ideology, and economics in Nazi Germany
Creator
Subject
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."
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
700/.943/09043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NX550.A1
LC item number
S75 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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 (pages 217-226) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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 -- Nazi coordination of the arts and the creation of the Reich Chamber of Culture, 1933 -- Evolution of the Chamber System -- The varieties of patronage, 1933-1939 -- Germanizing the arts -- Mobilizing artists for war
Control code
ocm42329314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 233 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807864791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36149378
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42329314
  • acaebk0585027560
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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