Lane tried to answer the following question:“why the Nazi regime repudiated some types of art and endorsed others?” and how“to understand the reasons for the great significance of the visual arts in the cultural program of the new government?” And Lane’s argument is that “Nazis exercised control over architectural style not simply because it was the habit of the new regime to regulate public opinion. They did so because they saw architectural styles as symbols of specific political views, and they believed this to be more true of architecture than of the other arts. This belief was not, however, the product of the “totalitarian” structure of the Nazistate. The Nazis inherited a political view of architecture from the Weimar Republic, and any discussion of Nazi architectural policy must trace the sources of this inheritance in the republican period.”

Posted by:Liyang DING

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