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Hans Eckstein research files, 1897-1984 (bulk 1920-1984)

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Finding aid for the Hans Eckstein research files, 1897-1984, bulk 1920-1984
Series II. Manuscripts and lectures, ca. 1930-ca. 1950 2.0 box(es) ca. 1 lin. ft.
Typescripts and carbon copies of reviews, articles and lectures, most written by Hans Eckstein. Some printed material is included. The series is organized in four groupings: Manuscripts about artists, architects, philosophers and collectors, consists of biographical essays. Manuscripts regarding art under the Third Reich discuss the place of art and exhibitions in the political arena. Reviews of exhibitions and books, and manuscripts by other authors complete the series.
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3 5 Manuscripts about artists, architects, philosophers and collectors, by Eckstein
2 mss on Josef Scharl: "Josef Scharl," 2 pp.; "Josef Scharl," 4 pp. with annotations, in duplicate, Kunst und Künstler, 3, 10 Jan. 1931;
5 mss. on Max Beckmann: "Max Beckmann," 7 pp.; "Max Beckmann," 5 pp. in duplicate; "Max Beckmann, Zu einter Ausstellung seiner Gemälde...," 4 pp.; "Max Beckmann zu seinem Schaffen," 2 pp. from an exhibition catalog in the Mannheim Kunsthalle, 1928; "Der Maler Max Beckmann," 8 pp.;
"Stefan George: Werk und Wirkung," 5 pp. for the poet's 60th birthday, in duplicate;
"Josef Israels," 2 pp.;
"Albert Schweizer," 2 pp.;
"Spinoza," 4 pp. for the 250th anniversary of his death;
4 mss. on Adolf Loos: "Adolf Loos," 4 pp. in triplicate with annotations; "Adolf Loos," 3 pp. in duplicate; "Adolf Loos," 6 pp.; "Adolf Loos," 2 pp.;
2 mss. on Mies: "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe," 3 pp. in duplicate; "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Vom Material über die Zwecke zur Gestaltung," 3 pp.;
"Heinrich Tessenow," 3 pp. in duplicate, with annotations;
2 mss. on August Mayer: "Kunstwissenschaft und Expertise, ein Wort zu Aug. L. Mayers Rücktritt," 3 pp. with annotations, in duplicate; "Ein Schritt zur Klärung, August L. Mayer seiner amtlichen Pflichten entbunden," 2 pp. with annotations;
2 mss. on Karl Fohr: "Karl Philipp Fohr,"7 pp. with annotations; "Karl Philipp Fohr, ein Meister deutscher Landschaftskunst," 5 pp.;
"Hans Eckstein," 2pp. autobiographical essay.
3 6 Manuscripts about artists, architects, philosophers and collectors, by Eckstein and others
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays, most by Eckstein, initials indicate those by other authors:
"Egon Kornmann, Wege zum Bildverständnis -Gänge in der alten Pinakothek in München," 1 p. review of Kornmann's book published in 1933;
"Zum sechzigsten Geburtstag Max Slevogts," 5 pp. in triplicate;
"George Dehio," 1 p.;
"Die Sammlung M. von Nemes," 4 pp., Kunst und Künstler Mai 1931;
"Moholy-Nagy," 2 pp.;
"Das Theater-Werk," 7 pp. introduction to an exhibition of works by Oskar Schlemmer held at the Berlin Akademie der Künste in 1963;
Three mss. about Rodin: "Auguste Rodin (1840-1918)," 3 pp.; "Auguste Rodin: Skulptur," 4 pp.; "Auguste Rodin: Testament," 5 pp.;
"Anton Kerschbaumer," 2 pp.;
"Otto Nückel," 3 pp.;
"Christian Rohlfs wird achtzig Jahre (am 22. Dez.1929)," 4 pp. in duplicate;
Two mss. about Munch: "Edvard Munchs Graphik," 2 pp. in duplicate [initials ck at end of essay]; "Edvard Munch Ausstellung in München," 2 pp. in duplicate;
"Menzel Ausstellung," 1 p.;
"James Ensor," 5 pp.;
"Für den deutschen Maler Emil Nolde," 3 pp.;
Two mss. about Schultze-Naumburg: "Schultze-Naumburg zu seinem 60 Geburtstag," 3 pp. in duplicate; "Schultze-Naumburg," 3 pp.
3 7 Manuscripts about artists, architects, philosophers and collectors, by Eckstein and others
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays, most by Eckstein, initials indicate other authors:
Two mss. about Bonatz: " Paul Bonatz 70 Jahre," 2 pp.; "Zum Tode von Paul Bonatz," 2 pp.;
"Gustav Hassenpflug," 5 pp. with annotations;
"Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff," newspaper clipping (1936);
"Hugo Häring," 5 pp. with annotations;
"Eduard Ludwig," 4 pp. obituary;
"Zum Tode von Otto Völckers," 2 pp.;
"Der Städteplaner Werner Hebebrand," 2 pp.;
"Clemens Holzmeister über seine Bauten," 2 pp. in duplicate;
"Der Architekt des Chile-Hauses in Hamburg, Fritz Höger," 1 p.;
2 mss. about Ernst Neufert: "Ernst Neufert 60 Jahre," 3 pp.; "Ein ungewöhnlischer Architekt [Ernst Neufert]," 2 pp., essay for his 60th birthday;
"Bauten von Otto Haesler," 5 pp. and 4 pp. offprint;
Two mss. about Max Taut: "Max Taut, der Namenlos," obituary, newspaper clipping Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1 März 1967, [initials pmb at end of essay]; "Max Taut," 3 pp.;
"Zum Tode des Architekten Fritz Höger," 2 pp.;
"Hendrik Petrus Berlage: Begründer und Wegbereiter der modernen Architektur," 2 pp.;
"Alfred Fischer-Essen," 6 pp. obituary;
"Walter Gropius, sein Werk und seine Ziele," 5 pp. with annotations.
3 8 Manuscripts regarding art under the Third Reich, by others and Eckstein, ca. 1930-ca. 1945
Typescripts and carbon copies of 7 essays, 3 by Eckstein. Other authors indicated by initials:
"Münchner Notizen," 3 pp. in duplicate, with newspaper clipping, about an exhibition which demonstrates how the Nazis interpret art, Nationalzeitung Basel (1934) Nr. 508, 2 Nov. 34, [initials kz at end of essay];
"Die Kunststadt des Dritten Reiches," 5 pp. with newspaper clipping, Nationalzeitung Basel (1934) Nr. 269, 15 Juni 3, [initials mn at end of essay];
"Brief über die Lage der Kunst im Dritten Reich," 6 pp. in triplicate, Das Werk Septemberheft 1934 [initals att after part II, and tz after part III of the essay];
"Zur Entwirrung der Begriffe: Kulturbolschewismus," 1 p. in duplicate;
"Der Stand der deutschen Revolution auf dem Gebiet der bildenden Künste," 3 pp. in duplicate, Das Werk, May 1934, [initials tz at end of essay];
"Zur Entwirrung der Begriffe: Parlamentarismus," 2 pp. with annotations, discusses Parliament in conjunction with the Nazi movement;
"Zur Entwirrung der Begriffe: Intellektueller," 2 pp. in triplicate, refer to intellectualism and Naziism;
"Kulturbolschewismus?," 4 pp. with annotations dated 1932. .
3 9 Manuscripts regarding art under the Third Reich, by Eckstein and others, ca. 1930-ca. 1950
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays by Eckstein and others (as indicated by initials):
"Brief aus München: Neue Kunstpolitik," 3 pp. Das Werk, August-Heft 1933, [initials sn at end of essay];
"Kunst und Staat," 3 pp. in triplicate, response to an essay by Gustav F. Hartlaub, [initials pm at end of essay];
"Deutsche Jugend kampft für die lebendige Kunst," 3 pp. in duplicate, Das Werk, Augustheft 1933;
"Berichte aus Deutschland: Kunstausstellungen unter staatlicher Zensur," 5 pp. Das Werk, August-Heft 1935, [initials "at" at end of essay];
"Kunstbolschewisten für Adolf Hitler," 2 pp.;
six typescripts re Paul Schmitthenner, architect: "Paul Schmitthenner: Die Baukunst im dritten Reich," 4 pp. in duplicate in Das Werk, Heft 2, 1936 [initials wr at end of essay], "Die Ratio in der Baukunst," 5 pp. lecture by Schmitthenner dated Dec 10, 1943, "Der Fall Schmitthenner," 3 pp. in duplicate, an affidavit in support of him, 6 pp. dated Mar 14, 1947, "Der Fall Schmitthenner," 2 pp., a letter to the Neue Zeitung, 1 p. dated Sep 9, 1950, and biographical data on three architects (Paul Schmitthenner, Tidje, Paul Bonatz) and their involvement in the Third Reich, 3 pp. written by R. Döcker;
four typescripts re Alexander von Senger, architect: "Ist das Bonner Bundeshaus zu schlecht gebaut?," 2 pp. response by Senger to a critique from Eckstein, "Antwort an Herrn Alexander von Senger," 2 pp. written by Eckstein with additional 3 pp. of excerpts from Senger's books (both in duplicate), "Antwort an Herrn Alexander von Senger," 3 pp. in duplicate, "Ein Lehrstuhl für Alexander von Senger," 2 pp. [initials rz at end of essay];
"Deutsche Schrift: Zu einer Ausstellung in München," 5 pp. in duplicate, review the exhibition Deutsche Schrift und ihre Entwicklung, Das Werk, Februarheft 1934, [initials rz at end of essay].
3 10 Manuscripts regarding art under the Third Reich, by Eckstein and others, ca. 1930-ca. 1945
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays by Eckstein and others (as indicated by initials):
"Der italienische Fascismus und die neue Architektur," 2 pp.;
"Die Kunststadt des Dritten Reiches," 5 pp. Nationalzeitung, 1934 Nr.269, 15.Juni, addresses Hitler's naming Munich the city of German art [initials mn at end of essay];
"Kunsthistorische Rhetorik im Dritten Reich," 2 pp. in duplicate Das Werk, Heft 5, May 1935;
"Kunsthistorische Rhetorik II," 2 pp., [initials if at end of essay];
"Bericht aus Deutschland: Noch immer Bildersturm," 2 pp.;
"Ein mitgelaufener Bildhauer," 5 pp. about the sculptor Arno Breker;
"Zur Lage der Kunst in Deutschland," 24 pp. with annotations, Neue Schweizer Rundschau;
"Reichsverband bildender Künstler Deutschlands," 5 pp. document dated Dec 14, 1932 setting forth copyright laws;
critique of an essay by Walter Riezler, "Bildende Kunst als Zeitausdruck," 2 pp. in triplicate;
"Was ist deutsch an der Kunst der Deutschen?" 15 pp. (11-14 in duplicate);
"Nationale Kunstpolitik im Dritten Reich," 4 pp. Das Werk, Heft 9, Sept. 1933, [initials if at end of essay].
3 11 Manuscripts regarding art under the Third Reich, by Eckstein and others, ca. 1930-ca. 1945
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays by Eckstein and others (as indicated by initials):
"Bausünden und Baugeldvergeudung," 3 pp. in triplicate, [initials usw at end of essay];
"Deutsche Siedlungsausstellung München 1934," 7 pp. Das Werk, Heft 9, 1934, critique of an exhibition which describes housing for new settlements, [initials pw at end of essay];
"Beurteilung der wissenschaftl. Haltung durch Parteistellen," 1 p. of three statements made by A.E. Brinckmann;
3 newspaper clippings with articles about the Third Reich;
2 reprints from Geistige Arbeit, 20 August 1940 and 5 September 1940 with articles by Eckstein and others about the politics in the Third Reich;
4 reprints from Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur;
review written by Eckstein of the exhibition, Junge Münchner Kunst, with 12 pp. list of artists and their works and 6 pp. price list, shown at the Munich Juryfreien collective exhibition ca. 1930, (list in triplicate);
lecture given by Eckstein to the artist group Juryfreien on three themes of crisis in art, artists' needs and art preservation, 35 pp. with annotations;
"Wir greifen heraus für Werner Peiner," 2 pp., defends Peiner and his art during the Third Reich regime.
3 12 Manuscripts by Eckstein
"München: Reaktion gegen die moderne Bauweise," 1 p.;
"Über Wert und Unwert der Fotografie," 4 pp. with annotations, in duplicate, Baukunst, Sept. 1930;
"Von Fotografie und ewigen Dingen," 3 pp. with annotations, in duplicate;
"Diskussion über Fotografie," 5 pp. and 1 p. handwritten notes;
"Das japanische Wohnhaus und die moderne Architektur," 2 pp. proof sheets with annotations by Eckstein;
"Mobilmachung gegen den Geist," 4 pp. dated Jan 31, 1931;
"Die Juryfreien," 4 pp. about Munich and political policy on culture;
"Aus der Werkstatt des Künstlers," in quadruplicate (2 copies with 2 pp. and 2 copies with 3 pp.), introduction to an exhibition at the Neue Sammlung;
"Die ausgemalte Apsis des bamberger Georgenchors," 5 pp. in duplicate;
"Die Ausmalung des bamberger Georgenchores," 4 pp. in triplicate.
3 13 Manuscripts by Eckstein
"Nazarener und neue Sachlichkeit," 4 pp. in triplicate;
"Künstlernot und Kunstpflege," 7 pp. address Munich's exhibition problems;
"Tradition und Revolution in der französischen Malerei von Manet bis Cezanne," 23 pp. intended for a lecture with 2 partial copies and annotations.
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4 1 Manuscripts by Eckstein and others
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays by Eckstein and others (other authors indicated by initials):
"Die bildenden Künste im Nachkriegsdeutschland," 7 pp. with annotations;
"Neue Bauhauskrise," 4 pp. in duplicate with annotations, Baukunst, Sept. 1930;
"Philosophie der künstlerischen Qualität," 7 pp.; untitled 5 pp. typescript about the architecture and rebuilding of the Alte and Neue Pinakotheken in Munich;
"Gedanken zur Kunst," 5 pp. with annotations;
"Künstlerische Erkenntnis und Kunstverständnis," 23 pp. intended for a lecture;
"Das Bildhafte und das Bildnerische," 5 pp. with annotations Die neue Linie;
"Das Bildhafte und das Bildnerische," 2 pp. (incomplete) in duplicate [not the same as previous ms.];
"Zehn Jahre graphisches Kabinett in München," 4 pp. [initials ck at end of essay];
"Fünfundzwanzig Jahre Mannheimer Kunsthalle," 6 pp. with annotations, Nationalzeitung Basel 28 April 1932, no.195;
"Weihnachtsausstellungen Münchner Künstler," 2 pp. critique of various exhibitions in Munich around Christmas time;
"Museum und Gegenwart, Krise -des Museums? -der Theorie?," 7 pp. with annotations, in duplicate.
4 2 Manuscripts by Eckstein and others
Typescripts and carbon copies of essays by Eckstein and others (other authors indicated by initials):
"Münchens Meisterschulen," 5 pp.;
"Münchner Kunstausstellungen," 3 pp. critique of exhibition at the Günther Franke graphics gallery which includes artists Anton Kerschbaumer, Schmidt-Rottluff, Nolde, Otto Herbig and Delacroix;
"Zum Wechsel in der Leitung der bayrischen Staatsgalerien," 3 pp. primarily about Friedrich Dörnhöffer who was stepping down from the directorship;
"München und die deutsche Kunst des 19.Jahrh.," 3 pp. about Hans Karlinger's book about Munich [initials st at end of essay];
"Münchner Kunstchronik," 2 pp. critique of the exhibition Vor-und Nachkriegsjahre im Spiegel des Simplicissimus;
"München will neue Ausstellungsräume schaffen," 3 pp. with annotations;
"Junge Münchner Kunst in Leipzig," 2 pp. review of the exhibition, [initial x at end of essay];
"Münchner Chronik," 3 pp. discussion on young artists in various Munich galleries;
"Probleme der Kunstpflege in München," 8 pp. with annotations in duplicate;
"Zur Kunstpflege in München," 8 pp. with annotations;
untitled 8 pp. typescript with annotations, addresses the need for art;
"Kunst-oder Fremdenstadt?," 3pp. discussion of art in Munich;
"Le Corbusier, Grundfragen des Städtebaues nach Skizzen des Verfassers," 2 pp. review of Corbusier's book;
"Zur Ausstellung deutsches Sehen," 1 p., review of an exhibition [initials gf at end of essay];
"Ein Künstler als Kunstrichter," 2 pp. with annotations, discusses who should become an art critic;
"Nochmals: Der Münchner Kunsthimmel," newspaper clipping in duplicate, written by Eckstein, Süddeutscher Zeitung, No.42, May 10, 1947;
newspaper column written by Eckstein, Südost-Kurler Zeitung, No.37, Sep 14, 1946;
"Eine Anregung zum Verständnis der modernen Kunst," reprint from Das Sprachrohr, Regensburg, No.2, Mai 1947, based on a discussion with Eckstein by Roland Schönfeld;
untitled 2 pp. about exhibition space for a show at the Milan Mueso Sforzesco.
10 pp. of unrelated typescript sheets;
4 3 Manuscript(s) consisting of transcriptions of writing by others
Typescript pages which transcribe the words of others; some duplicate pages, all perhaps belonging to one (partial) manuscript.
"Die Phantasie in der Malerei," 10 pp. with annotations, by Max Liebermann;
"Gedanken und Betrachtungen über die Malerei," 7 pp. of short statements by Georges Braque;
three texts by Paul Gauguin translated into German with annotations: "An Emile Bernard, Arles 1888," "An Willemsen, 1890," "Gedanken über die Kunst," 8 pp.;
"Cuno Amiet: In eigener Sache," 3 pp. of his thoughts on painting;
1 p. statement about the meaning of a picture by Ernst Ludwig Kirschner;
typescript consisting of transcribed letters, all in German, pages numbered 8-15 with some duplicates: 2 letters from Théodore Rousseau to Charles Blanc, and to Alfred Sensier; 1 letter from Adolf Menzel to Otto Greiner (Feb 6, 1890); 1 letter from Joshua Reynolds to Borry (n.d.); 2 letters from Max Liebermann to Wilhelm Bode (Aug 23, 1905, n.d.). N.B. For more Liebermann transcribed letters, see Series VI.


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