Monday, 7 October 2013

Narrative: Influence Maps 1

• During World War 2, Hitler rejected all but two forms of art; "Un-German degenerate art of the likes of Pablo Picasso and classical realistic art that represented all that was good about Nazi Germany and Germans." Art movements at the time such as Art Deco, and the Bauhaus were banned and shut down. 

• Instead, Hitler wanted "visible representations of Nazi ideals", and employed architects like Albert Speer to design government buildings that would create a sense of awe, as well as appearing intimidating to others. 

• The New Reich Chancellery in Berlin (office for German Chancellor) was designed by Speer with high columns and gigantic doors, with an eagle sculpture above the entrance in the Voss-strasse entrance, for "an awe-inspiring entrance to the seat of Nazi power."

• Speer's designs typically incorporated symmetrical designs, round columns, sculptures arranged symmetrically, with the focus on line.

Influence map made for the design of the Father's office room . I have looked at Nazi buildings for inspiration.

I also looked into the Art deco movement before learning that it was rejected by Hitler during ww2 however i have made an influence map for possible colour palette ideas for the room. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vikki,
    check out Speer's grand plans for Berlin. The interesting thing about Speer was his ability to strip all the elegance and finesse out of classical architecture and instead create a style that so totally signifies a totalitarianism that both reflects and seeks to dominate the inhabitants of Berlin. One thing to consider with Speer was his closeness to Hilter, in Speers architectural stylings Hitler found a kindred spirit. As the war progressed Speers influence shifted from architecture to mustering the industrial might og Germany for war.