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Author Zeller, Thomas, 1966-

Title Driving Germany : the Landscape of the German Autobahn, 1930-1970
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (297 pages)
Series Studies in German History ; v.5
Studies in German history.
Contents Title Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Chapter 1- Introduction: Germany and its Autobahn; Chapter 2- Landscape: The Dual Construction; Chapter 3- The Historical Habitat of Landscape-Friendly Roads; Chapter 4- Planning the Autobahn Before and After 1933; Chapter 5- Conflicts over the Harmonious Road; Chapter 6- The Myth of the Green Autobahn; Chapter 7- Reinterpretations: The West German Autobahn, 1949 to 1970; Chapter 8- Conclusion; Bibliography and Sources; Index
Notes Published in Association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. Hitler's autobahn was more than just the pet project of an infrastructure-friendly dictator. It was supposed to revolutionize the transportation sector in Germany, connect the metropoles with the countryside, and encourage motorization. The propaganda machinery of the Third Reich turned the autobahn into a hyped-up icon of the dictatorship. One of the claims was that the roads would reconcile nature and technology. Rather than destroying the environm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-280) and index
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Subject Express highways -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Landscape architecture -- Environmental aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Landscape protection -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism and architecture.
Roadside improvement -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857452266 (electronic bk.)
1845453093 (hbk.) (alk. paper)
9780857452269 (electronic bk.)
9781845453091 (hbk.) (alk. paper)