Clash of Futures (englische Ausgabe)
Myths of the nation’s 1914–1945
Monika Flacke (Hg.) in Zusammenarbeit mit Corinna Kuhr-Korolev
ISBN 978-3-7319-0850-0 (deutsche Ausgabe)
ca. 89,00 Euro (D), 91,50 Euro (A), 102,00 CHF
Which historical images and ideologies, which future visions shaped Europe between the world wars? Monika Flacke, long-time head of the art collection at the German Historical Museum, closes her groundbreaking trilogy “Myths of Nations” with the richly illustrated anthology “Clash of Futures”.
Authors from Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, the USA and Israel trace the imagery of their nations using paintings, posters, films, monuments, architecture and everyday objects. They ask how people found a way between pre-war and post-war order, between tradition and modernity, but also show how this search could slide into political extremes, lead to violence and ultimately to World War II.
When today there is often talk of a crisis in parliamentary democracy, when it has to prove its strength and appeal again, it is all the more necessary to look back 100 years into the era when democracy became a global expectation.