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Author Zox-Weaver, Annalisa
Title Women modernists and fascism / Annalisa Zox-Weaver
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 人文社會聯圖  NX180.F3 Z69 2011    AVAILABLE    30610020359360
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  700.103 Z79 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101441064
Descript x, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "Modernism both influenced and was fascinated by the rhetorical and aesthetic manifestations of fascism. In examining how four artists and writers represented fascist leaders, Annalisa Zox-Weaver aims to achieve a more complex understanding of the modernist political imagination. She examines how photographer Lee Miller, filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, writer Gertrude Stein and journalist Janet Flanner interpret, dramatize and exploit Hitler, Go⁺ring and Pe⁺ѓtain. Within their own artistic medium, each of these modernists explore confrontations between private and public identity, and historical narrative and the construction of myth. This study makes use of extensive archival material, such as letters, photographs, journals, unpublished manuscripts and ephemera and includes ten illustrations. This interdisciplinary perspective opens up wider discussions of the relationship between artists and dictators, modernism and fascism, and authority and representation"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: occupations; 1. In her image: Leni Riefenstahl's cinematic Hitler; 2. Stein's secret sharers: great men and modernist authority; 3. 'A face inappropriate to fame': Janet Flanner, the 'Fuhrer' profiles, and the image of the fascist leader; 4. Berchtesgaden is burning: Lee Miller, iconicity, and the demise of the Nazi leader; Conclusion: from monster to muse; Bibliography; Index
Subject Fascism and art
Dictators in art
Modernism (Art) -- Themes, motives
Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives
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