Coverart for item
The Resource The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English

The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English

Label
The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art
Title
The gallery of miracles and madness
Title remainder
insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art
Statement of responsibility
Charlie English
Title variation
gallery of miracles and madness
Title variation remainder
insanity, modernism, and Hitlers war on art
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The thousands of paintings, drawings, and pieces of sculpture Hans Prinzhorn gathered from German asylums in the early 1920s displayed a raw, expressive power that would change the course of art history. When a new generation of modernists discovered his collection--Max Ernst, André Breton, and Salvador Dalí among them--they borrowed its ideas to inform their own investigations of the human psyche. But by the 1930s, Prinzhorn's artist-patients and their delicate creations had begun to attract attention of a different kind. Rejected from art schools as a young man, Adolf Hitler saw modernism's interest in madness as a threat: a Jewish-Bolshevik plot aimed at degrading the Aryan soul. Once in power, he ordered modernist paintings and sculpture to be stripped from German galleries and publicly shamed in exhibitions of "degenerate art", alongside "insane" material from the Prinzhorn collection... By 1941, his regime had killed 70,000 psychiatric patients in an extermination campaign that would serve as the prototype from the Final Solution. This is the spellbinding, emotionally resonant story of those artists, of modernism's obsession with the schizophrenic realm, and Hitler's use of that connection to achieve his own genocidal ends"--Dust jacket flap
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11000609
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
English, Charlie
Dewey number
700.94309043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6868.5.N37
LC item number
E54 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prinzhorn, Hans
  • Prinzhorn, Hans
  • National socialism and art
  • Art and mental illness
  • Art
  • Killing of the mentally ill
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art
Label
The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The man who jumped in the canal -- The hypnosis in the wood -- A meeting at Emmendingen -- Dangerous to look at! -- The schizophrenic masters -- Adventures in no-man's land -- Pleasant little pictures -- Dinner with the Bruckmanns -- Glimpses of a transcendental world -- Art and race -- A cultural revolution -- The sculptor of Germany -- Cleansing the temple of art -- To be German means to be clear -- The sacred and the insane -- The girl with the blue hair -- Foxes with white coats -- Choking angel -- You will ride on the gray bus -- In the madhouse -- Landscapes of the brain
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xxi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525512059
Lccn
2020044464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1222055523
Label
The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The man who jumped in the canal -- The hypnosis in the wood -- A meeting at Emmendingen -- Dangerous to look at! -- The schizophrenic masters -- Adventures in no-man's land -- Pleasant little pictures -- Dinner with the Bruckmanns -- Glimpses of a transcendental world -- Art and race -- A cultural revolution -- The sculptor of Germany -- Cleansing the temple of art -- To be German means to be clear -- The sacred and the insane -- The girl with the blue hair -- Foxes with white coats -- Choking angel -- You will ride on the gray bus -- In the madhouse -- Landscapes of the brain
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xxi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525512059
Lccn
2020044464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1222055523

Library Locations

  • Delaware County District LibraryBorrow it
    84 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH, 43015, US
    40.299672 -83.064923
  • Orange BranchBorrow it
    7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH, 43015, US
    40.190037 -83.027387
  • Ostrander BranchBorrow it
    75 North Fourth Street, Ostrander, OH, 43061, US
    40.267330 -83.216989
  • Powell BranchBorrow it
    460 South Liberty Street, Powell, OH, 43065, US
    40.149379 -83.073659
Processing Feedback ...