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" The iron reinforcements protruded from concrete debris and had already begun to rust. One could easily visualize their further decay. This dreary sight led me to some thoughts which I later propounded to Hitler under the pretentious heading of "A Theory... "
In the Wake of War: The Reconstruction of German Cities after World War II - Page 4
by Jeffry M. Diefendorf - 1993 - 424 pages
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Inside the Third Reich

Albert Speer - History - 1997 - 596 pages
...sight led me to some thoughts which I later propounded to Hitler under the pretentious heading of "A Theory of Ruin Value." The idea was that buildings...It was hard to imagine that rusting heaps of rubble could communicate these heroic inspirations which Hitler admired in the monuments of the past. My "theory"...
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The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany

Eric Michaud, Janet Lloyd - Art - 2004 - 271 pages
...concrete debris and had already begun to rust" that he hit upon his famous "theory of ruin value": Buildings of modern construction were poorly suited...form that "bridge of tradition" to future generations that Hitler was calling for. It was hard to imagine that rusting heaps of rubble could communicate...
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