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The Gallery Of Miracles And Madness: Insanity, Art and Hitler's First Mass-Murder Programme

Author: Charlie English.

The Gallery Of Miracles And Madness: Insanity, Art and Hitler's First Mass-Murder Programme

Author: Charlie English.

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Item #: D31510
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008299620
Exploring the links between creativity and madness, Dr. Hans Prinzhorn formed an astonishing art collection—with works ranging from expressive paintings to life-size rag dolls and sculptures made from chewed bread—inspiring such modernists as André Breton and Salvador Dalí. By the mid-1930s, however, Prinzhorn's collection attracted... More
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Exploring the links between creativity and madness, Dr. Hans Prinzhorn formed an astonishing art collection—with works ranging from expressive paintings to life-size rag dolls and sculptures made from chewed bread—inspiring such modernists as André Breton and Salvador Dalí. By the mid-1930s, however, Prinzhorn's collection attracted the attention of a far more sinister group, Adolf Hitler's Nazi party. Telling Prinzhorn's story, the author of The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu recounts how Hitler's war on modern art and the mentally ill paved the way for the Holocaust.


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