RARE ORIGINAL BOUND 1938/39 ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS

DIE BAUKUNST

THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION

WITH PRE-1945 DEDICATION AND ORIGINAL INK SIGNATURE OF ALBERT SPEER

details from the Ost-West-Achse (East West Axis), the marching boulevard that cut through Berlin and which wa spart of Speer's plan of the reshaping of Berlin.

item # N-123

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RARE ORIGINAL BOUND 1938/39 ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS

DIE BAUKUNST

THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION

WITH PRE-1945 DEDICATION AND ORIGINAL INK SIGNATURE OF ALBERT SPEER

The 11-1/8 x 14 x 1-5/8 inch book with 280 pages contains six months of the excellent and heavily illustrated architectural Third Reich periodical 'Die Baukunst' (The Art of Construction) that was published by Albert Speer. It was actually a supplement of the Nazi art magazine 'Die Kunst im Dritten Reich' which was published in two versions, 'Ausgabe A' with just art and 'Ausgabe B' with a chapter on architecture, mostly new construction projects of the Third Reich. This book has a dedication and original ink signature of Albert Speer, dated 14 December 1939. We are unable to decipher whom Speer gave this book. Full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the signature.

Close up of Albert Speer's original ink signature from 1939

Albert Speer was Adolf Hitler's favorite architect who, i.e. managed to build the New Reichschancellery in Berlin in record time of only nine months. He was also commissioned by Hitler with the reshaping of Berlin which eventually was supposed to bear the name Germania. Speer also designed the Reich Party Day Grounds and its buildings in Nuremberg and was, after the death of Fritz Todt, appointed Minister for armament and ammunition. Despite the heavy allied bombings on Germany in the late stages of the war, he managed to even double production. Speer eventually became actually the second most powerful man after Hitler and Bormann, Goering and Himmler did their best to take some of his power from him but were not successful. During the Nuremberg Trials he admitted that he served a criminal regime and that might have saved his life. Instead he spent 20 years in Spandau Prison in Berlin, together with the other war criminals who were not hanged.

aerial view of the Ost-West-Achse with the Brandenburg Gate in the foreground. Left to the Gate on the Pariser Platz is today the location of the American embassy.

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THE RARE ORIGINAL BOUND 1938/39 ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS

DIE BAUKUNST

THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION

WITH PRE-1945 DEDICATION AND ORIGINAL INK SIGNATURE OF ALBERT SPEER

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