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Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung
SS-Gruppenführer Heydrich
The Haus der Deutschen Kunst (House of German Art) was built in a park-like setting just northeast of the Feldherrnhalle in downtown München (Munich) on the orders of Adolf Hitler, to replace the Crystal Palace Gallery which had been destroyed by fire in 1931. It was built under the direction of Professor Paul Ludwig Troost who died before it was finished. The building was completed by his widow, Gerdie Troost with the help of her associate Professor Leonhard Gall in 1937. Each year the work of German artists from Germany and abroad was showcased at the House of German Art.
Nazi soldier
Each year the work of German artists from Germany and abroad was showcased at the House of German Art.

This offering is the 1st edition of the full exhibition catalog for the Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung (Great German Art Exhibition) held from July 1941 onward at the House of German Art in central München, Germany.

Nazi eagle and swastika
The 222-page, 6 x 8-1/4 inch heavily illustrated softcover book begins with a portrait of the Führer followed by a picture and multi-color floor plans of the Haus der Deutschen Kunst. That is followed by a written overview of the building and a directory of each of the artists and the works being exhibited. The next 68 pages are reproductions of the principal works of the exhibition (top Nazis, nudes, heroic sculptures, landscapes, etc.) one to a page.
Hitler painting
There are portraits of SS and Police General Reinhard Heydrich, the Führer, Luftwaffe hero Werner Mölders, Gebirgsjäger-General Dietl, etc
Some of the artists featured in the 1941 catalog include Arno Breker, Karl Tutter, Sepp Hilz, Josef Thorak, Georg Kolbe, Klimsch, Wolf Willrich, Hans Happ, Herbert Kampf, Eduard Thöny, Oskar Martin-Amorbach, Klaus Bergen, Rudolf Lipus, Elk Eber, Paul Mathias Padua, Franz Triebsch, etc.
Wehrmacht soldiers SS Allach
The last 52 pages are advertising for things like SS Allach (the Fencer), Mercedes-Benz, Heinrich Hoffmann Studio, Nymphenburg and Rosenthal porcelain, Bernstein, Rodenstock, Beck am Eck, Sager & Woerner, and ski resorts like Kitzbühl, etc., etc.
We have three different 1941 editions available for sale:
1) The least expensive one is a very nice example of the Third Edition which contains 100 pages and 74 pages of artwork and advertising. It does not include the Allach advertising for The Fencer shown above. Very nice cover. **SOLD**.

2) The second example is a near-new Third Edition (the picture of the cover of this one is shown above). **SOLD**.

3) The third example is a Third Edition with a very nice front cover. In addition to the 100 pages and 68 pages of artwork, there are an additional 10 pages of advertising (total of 178 pages). It does not include the Allach advertising for The Fencer shown above. Good used condition, all original pages present. $95.00 delivered in the USA.

For additional years of House of German Art catalogs, click HERE.
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