Art, ideology & economics in Nazi Germany : the Reich chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts /

From 1933 to 1945, the Reich Chamber of Culture exercised a profound influence over hundreds of thousands of German artists and entertainers. Subdivided into separate chambers for music, theater, the visual arts, literature, film, radio, and the press, this organization encompassed several hundred t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Steinweis, Alan E.
Format: Book
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1993.
Table of Contents:
  • Art and culture in the Weimar Republic : the economic, institutional, and political context. The economic, institutional, and political context ; The Weimar system of professional representation ; The impact of the Depression ; The neocorporatist impulse ; National Socialism and the arts in the Weimar era
  • Nazi coordination of the arts and the creation of the Reich Chamber of Culture, 1933. Nazification of the arts ; Toward a Kulturkammer
  • Evolution of the Chamber System. Neocorporatism and Second Coordination, 1934-1936 ; Administrative centralization, 1935-1941 ; The struggle for control over civil servants ; The struggle over amateur artists and audiences
  • The varieties of patronage, 1933-1939. Work creation ; Regulating the arts ; Conflicts over professionalization ; A balance sheet : prosperity amid hardship ; Altersversorgung : old-age pensions
  • Germanizing the arts. The purge of Non-Aryans ; A Jewish chamber ; Other victims of Paragraph 10 ; The apparatus of censorship, 1933-1939
  • Mobilizing artists for war. Economic bust and boom ; The purge intensifies ; Wartime censorship ; Mobilization for total war
  • Conclusion.