Hitler’s Face: The Biography of an Image
Claudia Schmölders. Translated by Adrian Daub
240 pages | 6 x 9 | 91 illus.
Paper 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2081-0 | $24.95 | £16.50
A volume in the Material Texts series
“Despite the innumerable books devoted to Hitler’s imposing presence and the Nazi dictatorship of the media, no single work has provided a comprehensive and focused study of the sights and sounds which allowed an otherwise unimpressive-looking individual to become a compelling site of attention and allegiance. This is precisely the project of Claudia Schmölders’s significant book. She scrutinizes photographs, paintings, filmic representations, and verbal descriptions of the leader to ‘read’ these artifacts as texts. One might best describe her book as the history of a face and an image, the chronicle of its construction, transformation, and reception.”–Eric Rentschler, Harvard University
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