Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics
Overlook Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
A startling reassessment of HitlerÂ's aims and motivations, Frederic SpottsÂ's Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and highly original work that provides the key to a fuller understanding of the Third Reich. Spotts, author of the distinguished Bayreuth: A History of the Wagner Festival, convincingly demonstrates that unlike the traditional biographical view that Hitler was an Â“unpersonÂ” who had no life outside of politics, HitlerÂ's interest in the arts was as intense as his racismÂ—and that he used the arts to disguise the heinous crimes that were the means to fulfilling his ends.
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Review: Hitler and the Power of AestheticsUser Review - Julian - Goodreads
The introduction mentioned that certain writers critiqued this volume saying that it read somewhat like a list. I was surprised at this pre-emptive defense upon starting this book since the first half ... Read full review
Review: Hitler and the Power of AestheticsUser Review - Lydia - Goodreads
An engaging analysis of how Hitler, the failed visual artist, altered the phrase "those who can't do, teach" into "those who can't do, kill those who can." Read full review