RARE ORIGINAL 1937 BIG PHOTO BOOK ON THE 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES IN HITLER-GERMANY

BY LENI RIEFENSTAHL

SCHÖNHEIT IM OLYMPISCHEN KAMPF

(BEAUTY IN OLYMPIC BATTLE)

A CLASSIC BOOK WITH 270+ PHOTOS THAT BROUGHT SPORTS IMAGERY TO NEW ESTHETIC STANDARDS!

BY FAR THE BEST ORIGINAL THIRD REICH BOOK ON THE 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES IN BERLIN!

the last chapter of the book shows how the Olympia movie was made (the photo above shows Leni Riefenstahl at work)

item # OL - 67

Offered for sale is a

RARE ORIGINAL 1937 BIG PHOTO BOOK ON THE 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES IN HITLER-GERMANY BY LENI RIEFENSTAHL

SCHÖNHEIT IM OLYMPISCHEN KAMPF

(BEAUTY IN OLYMPIC BATTLE)

A CLASSIC BOOK WITH 270+ PHOTOS THAT BROUGHT SPORTS IMAGERY TO NEW ESTHETIC STANDARDS! BY FAR THE BEST ORIGINAL THIRD REICH BOOK ON THE 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES IN BERLIN!

This sought after 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inch hardcover book by Leni Riefenstahl with 273 excellent photographs was published in 1937 by Deutscher Verlag in Berlin, Germany. It is one of the best if not THE best Third Reich book on the Olympic Summer Games held in Berlin in 1936. Most of the photos come from her movie which is by far more known than this book. Riefenstahl was hired by Reich Propaganda Minister Dr. Joseph Goebbels to document the Olympic Games and she brought her considerable visual and organizational skills to bear on both the photographing and filming of the 1936 Olympic Games. She presented the athletes like nobody before, taking the camera into the water to film the swimmers, she shot bird's eye and worm's eye views of the athletes and often presented them in poses like the antique Greek ideal, faithful to Hitler's belief that modern Teutonic man was 'feeling closer to classical antiquity' than he had 'in possibly a thousand years'.

Riefenstahl said "What makes these pictures unique is that cameramen have never been allowed to work so close to the athletes at any other Olympics. It was a hard battle to obtain authorization for this from the IOC. Despite permission being granted, there were vehement disputes with the judges on a daily basis. One had to go to war to get the shots."

Offered for sale is a very nice and clean copy of the 2nd edition of this hard to find and sought after book. The book has very little text, only short descriptions under each photo - in five languages (German, French, English, Italian and Spanish)! A fantastic book by one of the most controversy artists in the Third Reich, a fanatic Nazi and follower of Hitler for some people and a great photographer for others. We do not make any attempt to judge her, we are simply offering her extraordinary book!

the famous "Lichtdom", a creation of Albert Speer

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THIS VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1937 BIG PHOTO BOOK ON THE 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES IN HITLER-GERMANY

BY LENI RIEFENSTAHL

SCHÖNHEIT IM OLYMPISCHEN KAMPF

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