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    Hi everyone! I am writing an essay for art in service of propaganda durring the second world war and i would appreciate if anyone knew some books i could read or websites...anything would be really helpful.thank you

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    The bauhaus has a very rich history during both world wars.

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    This is a very extensively researched topic. I doubt anybody here can google more efficiently than you can. How about, once you've found some good sources yourself, you come back, tell us what they are, and ask if anybody has anything you've missed.


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    Anything having to do with the formation of the Third Reich (considered by many to be one of the most successful and infamous Corporate ID programs in history), and anything on the formation of the Soviet Union up through the world wars (posters especially), and obviously the US prop from both wars. Should be relatively easy to find with google.

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    Yup, like stated, pretty easy to google search this. Look particularly for pamphlets, posters, and newspaper caricatures.

    There's a ton of it out there, you'll have lots of material to work with.

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    for the moment i've read some books:art and propaganda in the 20th century,art and politics in the spanish civil war,art and ideology of facism/nazism,critic tendence and propaganda-texts for art and comunism.then i've searched the web and found a lot of paintings but i need more texts about the tecniques used,i mean the general idea behind the massive creation and most of all,i need names of artistic groups that worked "secretly"

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    I certainly hope you've found this. It's pretty much the first result in any related search, and I can't imagine anyone here is going to do any better.


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    Do you have a thesis worked out already, or an idea of where you'd like the paper to go? It might help if you narrowed things down a bit, since there's so much information floating around. There has been a lot of attention paid to "enemy" propaganda over the years, so it might be interesting (and a little easier to research) if you focused more attention on Allied propaganda.


    Here are some names to look up and some other info that might be useful:

    Gustave LeBon
    Willi Munzenberg
    Walter Lippmann
    Joseph Goebbels
    Edward Bernays
    and it never hurts to mention Orwell

    Posters of the Second World War (Kittleson Collection) (if you need to search for a specific title)

    World War II Propaganda, Cartoons, Film, Music, & Art (that Elwell mentioned above)

    Propaganda
    1718, from Mod.L. propaganda, short for Congregatio de Propaganda Fide "congregation for propagating the faith," a committee of cardinals established in 1622 by Gregory XV to supervise foreign missions, prop. abl. fem. gerundive of L. propagare (see propagation). Modern political sense dates from World War I, not originally pejorative.

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    Don't fprget
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...5AC0A9659C8B63
    a photographer, but very influential.

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    Don't forget animated cartoons. There are some good examples from Disney, Popeye, and Looney Tunes.







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