Berlin: Verlag für Kultur und Wirtschaftswerbung, 1937. Second edition. Softcover. Octavo. 32pp. Original pictorial wraps protected by modern mylar. Second printing, with four variant pages: page 7 sees the Emil Nolde painting substituted with a sketch by George Grosz, and an Otto Dix painting by a portrait painted by Oskar Kokoschka. On page 9 two paintings by Emil Nolde were replaced with a sculpture by Ludwig Gies. On page 15, entitled "painted defense sabotage," the top painting by Otto Dix is moved to the bottom and the second painting replaced with another Otto Dix painting at top. On page 23 the Kurt Schwitters painting "Merzbild" was omitted in this edition. The text on the respective pages changed accordingly.
This brochure was published to accompany the infamous exhibition "Entartete Kunst" (degenerate art), which took place in 1937 in various cities throughout Germany. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographic reproductions of art which did not fit the ideal of the National Socialists. Shown are works by artists such as Otto Dix, E. L. Kirchner, Morgner, Nolde, K. Eisner, Schmidt-Rottluff, George Grosz, Paul Klee, and others. Excerpts from speeches by Hitler in relation to art on opposite page of most illustrations. Text in German, Gothic script. Light wear along edges of wrappers, minor creasing, back cover lightly rubbed. Wraps in good+, interior in overall very good to near fine condition. vg to near fine. Item #42179