Bavaria Trilogy, Part 1.
By Erik Van Der Weijde.
4478zine, 2014. 96 pp., black & white illustrations throughout, 5½x8".
This book shows a collection of black-and-white photographs of buildings and structures erected during the Nazi period throughout Bavaria, in southern Germany. Erik van der Weijde sought out and photographed Hitler Youth headquarters, schools, government buildings, bridges and tunnels, private houses, SS barracks, factories and many other sites. Often otherwise unremarkable, the buildings reflect a typical style of architecture and mundane character. The series offers a window into the cultural landscape of Nazi Germany, and raises interesting questions of how the political movement’s architecture must have influenced German society as a whole in the 1930s.