Stanley McClatchie: Look to Germany. Photos by Heinrich Hoffman and others. Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann, 1937. 260 pp. Quarto (11.75 x 9.25 in./30 x 23.5 cm.) First edition. Hardbound with photo-illustrated boards and cloth spine. Black-and-white reproductions. Text in English.
Amtlicher Führer. Deutschland Ausstellung Berlin 18. Juli - 16. August 1936. Ausstellungshallen am Funkturm (Radio Tower Exhibition Hall). Cover design by Kurt Schmid-Ehmen. Herausgeber: Gemeinnu¨tzige Berl. Ausstellungs, Messe- u. Fremdenverkehrs-G. m. b. H. 1936. 166 pp. Quarto 20.5 x 20 cm. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions.
Small chips at crown and base of spine; otherwise Near Fine.
Catalog from an exhibition surveying German culture and society held during the 1936 'Nazi Olympics. Photographs are, paradoxically, are in predominantly Modernist styles. Includes numerous period advertisements.
Stanley McClatchie lived in Germany prior to the Nazi's rise to power. He was impressed by the industrial technical and social revolution under the Nazis. He knew that his book, published by Hitler's photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, would be seen as Nazi propaganda on the in the States and, without a doubt, he was right. Even today, when Hitler's Mein Kampf is still banned, the book is considered verbotten in Germany. Very few copies were ever printed in English and almost none of them survived; Nearly all were destroyed or 'vandalized' by the Allies, making it quite scarce in any condition.
A Fair copy with pp. 193-200 cut from book; fragile binding; covers with some abrasion around extremities and some surface scratching.