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THE VERY BEST NAZI ART MAGAZINES
AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF NAZI ART MAGAZINES
DIE KUNST IM DRITTEN REICH
DIE KUNST IM DEUTSCHEN REICH
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The big 11 x 14 inch, very heavily illustrated art magazine Der Kunst im dritten Reich (Art in the Third Reich) and Die Kunst im deutschen Reich (Art in the German Reich) was first published in January 1937 by Gauleiter Adolf Wagner (left at the top). After the first six monthly issues the format was changed and it was published at the direction of Germany’s 23rd Chancellor, Adolf Hitler himself, under the supervision of an extremely prestigious group of directors that included Professor Dr. Ing. Fritz Todt, Generalbauinspektor Professor Albert Speer of Berlin, Professor Richard Klein of the Academy of Applied Arts in München (Munich) and Professor Leonhard Gall of Studio Troost in München.
The magazine was large in size, huge is scope and right to the end it was published by Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachfolger on fine quality paper using the best available inks. Huge full-page, full-color and black & white photographs dominated the format of ,,Die Kunst’’. Many of the pictures were never published elsewhere and none were published in a larger format.
The magazine was called Die Kunst im dritten Reich (center at the top) until September 1939 when the name was changed to Die Kunst im deutschen Reich (right at the top). It was not always published monthly, occasionally two months were combined in a single issue. Ausgabe (Edition) “A” was strictly the art magazine while Ausgabe “B” incorporated the architecture magazine Die Baukunst (Construction Arts) with the art magazine inside a single cover.
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The magazines we offer for sale here are stored in low humidity at 5000 ft (1500 m) elevation, so they are very dry and have no perceptible odor.
In our descriptions if we use the term 'corner bent' we mean that one of the corners of the magazine in question has been bent like the magazine shown in the center at the top. Naturally this does not have an adverse effect on the content of the magazine itself.
STANDARDIZED 1937 ISSUES AVAILABLE ARE: none available at the moment.
1938 ISSUES OF DIE KUNST IM DRITTEN REICH AVAILABLE ARE:
July, very good condition with corner bent. First Handwork exhibition in Berlin, sculpture by Josef Thorak, advertisement for WMF bust of Adolf Hitler. **SOLD**.
Index: photocopies of the Index for all Issues A and B for 1938 are $10.00 delivered in the USA.
1939 ISSUES OF DIE KUNST IM DRITTEN REICH AVAILABLE ARE:
January, Ausgabe A:
Nazi Hochschule (college) on Chiemsee, huge Thorak Reichsautobahn statue, Arno Breker statues and reliefs for the Reichschancellery in Berlin, Braunes Haus Parteikanzlei
, Noak eagle and swastika advertisement. Very good condition with corner bent. *SOLD**.
February, Ausgabe A: Wackerle sculptures, stage scenery, the Reichsarbeitsdienst building in Berlin. Very good condition with corner bent. $35.00 delivered in the USA.
March, Ausgabe A: Nazi wall paintings, J.A. Koch paintings, KdF buildings, an advertisement for a fancy edition of Mein Kampf. Very good condition with corner bent. $37.50 delivered in the USA.
April, Ausgabe A: Examples of paintings in the Prussian Academy of Art, new German sculpture, Rudolf Alt paintings, Arno Breker relief of Adolf Hitler, ads for Hitler busts by WMF and Rosenthal. Very good condition with corner bent. $45.00 delivered in the USA.
June, Ausgabe A: Professor Fritz Klimsch and his work, German woodcarving, Grossdeutsche Kunstausstellung 1939, ads for Mercedes-Benz, Leitz binoculars. Very good condition with corner bent. $40.00 delivered in the USA.
July, Ausgabe A: good used condition. Contains a heavily illustrated feature on sculpture with nudes by Obermaier, Henke, Hoffmann as well as Hanns Goebl wood carvings from the Führerbau in Munich, eagle wood carvings, Nazi architecture by Paul Schultze-Naumburg, paintings by Hermann Gradl, a painting by Wilhelm Dachauer of the stone quarry at Mauthausen, etc. A double page spread in the center of this issue has Paul Hermann watercolor paintings of ongoing construction of the New Reichschancellery in Berlin. $65.00 delivered in the USA.
1940 ISSUES OF DIE KUNST IM DRITTEN REICH AVAILABLE ARE:
January, Ausgabe A:
Art in German Danzig, Raffael Schuster-Woldan paintings, Rosenthal nude and Bernstein jewelry ads. Very good condition with corner bent. $40.00 delivered in the USA.
February, Ausgabe A: Military service art (Elk Eber, Wolf Willrich, Eichhorst, Lutz, etc.), Fritz Klimsch nudes. Very good condition with corner bent. $55.00 delivered in the USA.
March, Ausgabe A: Mosaic symbolism, the Deutsches Museum in wartime, new wall art in Braunschweig cathedral, ad for Rosenthal nude. Very good condition with corner bent. $35.00 delivered in the USA
April, Ausgabe A: Von Kursell Hitler portrait, works of Arno Breker, six full pages of Nazi tapestries in color. Spine split, good condition with corner bent. $45.00 delivered in the USA.
May, Ausgabe A: Pictures of war heroes, nudes and other drawings by Arthur Kampf, ad for the Albert Speer book "The New Reichschancellery". Very good condition with corner bent. $40.00 delivered in the USA.
November, Ausgabe A: German busts, Gustinus Ambrosi nudes, Runge. Parts of this magazine were once damp - some damage, good condition with corner bent. $15.00 delivered in the USA.
Index: photocopies of the Index for all Issues A and B for 1940 are $10.00 delivered in the USA.
August, Ausgabe A:
The Nazi "2000 Years of German Culture", parade units, German nudes and other sculptures, Albrecht Dürer, Richard Klein nude, "The Rest" and other Grossdeutsche Kunstausstellung
paintings, Hitler portrait by Fritz Erler, Mercedes-Benz ad. Very good condition with corner bent. $50.00 delivered in the USA.
October, Ausgabe A: Nazi book binding, Grossdeutsche Kunstausstellung graphics and drawings, Hans Thoma, House of German Law in München. Very good condition with corner bent. **SOLD** *SOLD**.
November, Ausgabe A:
Paintings of World War I, Julius Paul Junghanns paintings, crypt of Henry the Lion. Very good condition with corner bent. $40.00 delivered in the USA.
December, Ausgabe A: The 50th birthday celebration of Professor Richard Klein, Klein nude study and other work, Hubert Netzer sculptures, German art abroad, advertising for Rosenthal nude, amber jewelry, etc. Very good condition with corner bent. $50.00 delivered in the USA (2)
Index: photocopies of the Index for all Issues A and B for 1939s are $10.00 delivered in the USA.
To see Die Kunst im deutschen Reich magazines from the years
1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944, click HERE.