FIVE RARE ORIGINAL

OFFICIAL THIRD REICH PHOTO GUIDE BOOKS

OF THE

GROSSE DEUTSCHE KUNSTAUSTELLUNG

1938 / 1940 / 1941 / 1942 / 1943

THE BIG GERMAN ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION IN THE NEW BUILT NAZI MUSEUM HAUS DER DEUTSCHEN KUNST IN MUNICH. TOGETHER ABOUT 1,000 PAGES WITH HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS!

a rare opportunity to add five very interesting official Third Reich art exhibition guides to your collection!

the 1938 art and architecture exhibition guide has some water damage with no real defects to any of the pages. It is the guidebook with the most pages of the five.

Offered for sale is a great set of

FIVE RARE ORIGINAL

OFFICIAL THIRD REICH PHOTO GUIDE BOOKS

OF THE

GROSSE DEUTSCHE KUNSTAUSTELLUNG

1938 / 1940 / 1941 / 1942 / 1943

THE BIG GERMAN ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION IN THE NEW BUILT NAZI MUSEUM HAUS DER DEUTSCHEN KUNST IN MUNICH. TOGETHER ABOUT 1,000 PAGES WITH HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS!

These 6 x 8 inches soft cover books with between 200 and 300 pages, many many photos and lots of excellent Third Reich advertisings are in very good condition if you consider that they were not intended to be collector's items but simply a guide for the most important arts and architecture exhibition in the German Reich! The 1938 issue has some water damage but without any defects to any of the pages, the other four books are in very good condition.

The "Great German arts exhibition" was held in the "Haus der Deutschen Kunst" in Munich. The Haus der Deutschen Kunst was built in 1933-37 to replace the Munich Art Gallery which had burned in 1931. Designed by architect Paul Ludwig Troost in the neo-classical Third Reich style, the building still serves Munich today as an art museum. Adolf Hitler was a genuine patron of the arts, with a love for painting and architecture, but only a patron of those arts of which he approved. Having been a painter in his youth, Hitler considered himself the supreme critic of what was, and was not, proper art. Modern art was considered "degenerate" and was out.

To promote "proper" art Hitler had the Haus der Deutschen Kunst (House of German Art) built in Munich, to be the scene of special yearly exhibits. Hitler placed his photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, along with director Karl Kolb, in charge of choosing the art works for these annual exhibitions. The annual exhibitions featured military scenes, portraits of the Führer and other Nazi leaders, German landscapes and places associated with Hitler's youth, nudes, and scenes promoting German traditions, particularly "folk-art" agricultural views. Favored artists included sculptors Josef Thorak, Arno Breker, and Fritz Klimsch, and painters Sepp Hilz, Karl Truppe, Wolfgang Willrich, Elk Eber, Wilhelm Hempfing, Ernst Liebermann, Adolf Ziegler and others. The first exhibit was in 1937 at the opening of the building and the annual shows continued through 1944.

the 1940 German arts exhibition guide is in near as-new condition

the 1941German arts exhibition guide is in very good condition throughout

the 1942 German arts exhibition guide has a little faded out cover but is in excellent condition inside.

the 1943 German arts exhibition guide

several artful paintings are showing nude women, preferably nordic aryan women

Wolfgang Willrich's famous Luftwaffe ace painting and an Arno Breker sculpture

there are excellent patriotic paintings in the war issues of this set

the two photos above of Hitlers New Reichschancellery in Berlin are only two samples of many architecture photos in the official catalog of the 1938 arts and architecture exhibtion in Munich 1938

a rare set of five original official exhibition guides of five years of the main arts exhibition in the german third reich!

the photo on the left shows models of Reichsautobahn bridges which were part in the Great Nazi architecture exhibition in 1938

THIS SET OF FIVE RARE ORIGINAL

OFFICIAL THIRD REICH PHOTO GUIDE BOOKS

OF THE

GROSSE DEUTSCHE KUNSTAUSTELLUNG

1938 / 1940 / 1941 / 1942 / 1943

IS OFFERED FOR SALE

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