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Author Wasensteiner, Lucy, author

Title The Twentieth Century German Art exhibition : answering degenerate art in 1930s London / Lucy Wasensteiner
Published New York : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge research in art museums and exhibitions
Routledge research in art museums and exhibitions
Summary This book represents the first study dedicated to Twentieth Century German Art, the 1938 London exhibition that was the largest international response to the cultural policies of National Socialist Germany and the infamous Munich exhibition Degenerate Art. Provenance research into the catalogued exhibits has enabled a full reconstruction of the show for the first time: its contents and form, its contributors and their motivations, and its impact both in Britain and internationally. Presenting the research via six case-study exhibits, the book sheds new light on the exhibition and reveals it as one of the largest aemigrae projects of the period, which drew contributions from scores of German aemigrae collectors, dealers, art critics, and from the 'degenerate' artists themselves. The book explores the show's potency as an anti-Nazi statement, which prompted a direct reaction from Hitler himself
Notes Outgrowth of the author's thesis (Ph.D.--Courtauld Institute of Art, 2016) under the title: Documents of a forgotten network : the loans to Twentieth century German art, London 1938
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Lucy Wasensteiner is Lecturer in Art History at the University of Bonn, and Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London
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Subject Twentieth Century German Art (1938 : London, England)
Art and society -- England -- London -- 20th century
Entartete Kunst -- Exhibitions
National socialism and art -- Exhibitions
ART / Art & Politics
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
ART / History / General
Art and society.
England -- London.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018027205
ISBN 1351004115