By Peter Gay
A seminal paintings as melodious and haunting because the period it chronicles, now reissued with a brand new introduction.
First released in 1968, Weimar Culture is without doubt one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's exceptional profession. A research of German tradition among the 2 wars, the e-book brilliantly lines the increase of the creative, literary, and musical tradition that bloomed ever so in brief within the Nineteen Twenties amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World battle I democracy, and crashed violently within the wake of Hitler's upward push to energy. regardless of the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy, the impression of its tradition was once profound and far-reaching, ushering in a contemporary sensibility within the arts that ruled Western tradition for many of the 20th century. bright and eminently readable, Weimar Culture is the best creation for the informal reader and historian alike. "[A]n greatly wealthy, fascinating, and interesting essay.... an enormous contribution to the study..."―The big apple Times sixteen black and white illustrations
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