RARE 1937 PHOTO BOOK ON THIRD REICH SCULPTURES

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(GERMAN CONSTRUCTION ARTS / GERMAN SCULPTURES)

A SELDOM SEEN PUBLICATION ABOUT THE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION HELD 1937 ON THE REICHSSPORTFELD, THE IMPRESSIVE COMPLEX AROUND THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN BERLIN IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

the official publication from the 1937 exhibition of impressive Third Reich sculptures, held around the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

the sculpture above stands at the Olympic Gate, the relief below decorates one of the pillars of the entrance of the open air theatre close to the stadium

Offered for sale is a

RARE PHOTO BOOK ON THIRD REICH SCULPTURES

DEUTSCHE BAUKUNST

DEUTSCHE PLASTIK

(GERMAN CONSTRUCTION ARTS / GERMAN SCULPTURES)

A SELDOM SEEN PUBLICATION ABOUT THE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION HELD 1937 ON THE REICHSSPORTFELD, THE IMPRESSIVE COMPLEX AROUND THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN BERLIN IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

This 7-1/2 x 7-3/4 inch soft cover book with 76 heavily illustrated pages was published 1937 by the Wiener Secession.

The Vienna Secession (also known as Secessionsstil, or Sezessionsstil in Austria) was part of the highly varied Secessionism movement that is now covered by the general term Art Nouveau. It was formed in 1897 by a group of 19 Vienna artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, housed in the Vienna Künstlerhaus. The first pre-sident of the Secession was Gustav Klimt. This book presents the work of well known sculptors Arno Lehmann, Arno Breker, Willy Meller, Adolf Strübe, Adolf Wamper, Karl Albiker, Georg Kolbe, Fritz Behn, Gustav Seitz, Lois Gruber, Waldemar Raemisch, Max Laeuger as well as some of the architecture of this impressive sports complex on full page photographs. A competition was held in which a total of 30 sculp-tors were chosen who displayed their work on the Reichssportfeld (Reich Sports Field) in the spring of 1937. Some of the displayed sculp-tures are still present today. They were more than once subject of dis-cussion in Germany (but especially among the political parties in Berlin) as several groups consider them as Nazi art (even though none of them displays a single swastika or other Third Reich symbol) and wanted them to be removed. Luckily there are still other voices in Germany who regard them simply as art. The foreword is written by Prof. Werner March, architect of the 1936 Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

This hard to find item will be an important asset to every collection of Third Reich architecture and art material.

the fantastic eagle by Waldemar Raemisch above crowned a column in front of the House of German Sports

view of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin

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