Photography of Crisis Hb: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (Hardcover)

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The fifteen years in Germany between the end of World War I and the National Socialists' rise to power in 1933 stand out as one of the twentieth century's most tumultuous periods. These years of political and economic upheaval famously spawned significant and lasting changes in the arts. However, one noteworthy product of Weimar Germany's booming cultural life has escaped significant critical attention: the photo essay. The Photography of Crisis examines narrative photography and creates a snapshot of where Germany was after World War I and what it would become with the rise of National Socialism. By reading Weimar photo essays within their historical and literary context, Daniel Magilow shows how German photographers intervened in modernity's key political and philosophical debates regarding the changing notions of nature, culture, personal identity, and national identity.

About the Author

Daniel H. Magilow is Associate Professor of German at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780271054223
ISBN-10: 0271054220
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication Date: November 9th, 2012
Pages: 186
Language: English