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" The idea was that buildings of modern construction were poorly suited to form that "bridge of tradition" to future generations which Hitler was calling for. It was hard to imagine that rusting heaps of rubble could communicate these heroic inspirations... "
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
...generations which Hitler was calling for. It was hard to imagine that rusting heaps of rubble could communicate these heroic inspirations which Hitler...thousands of years would more or less resemble Roman models.2 To illustrate my ideas I had a romantic drawing prepared. It showed what the reviewing stand...
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From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870-1990

Rudy Koshar - Architecture - 2000 - 352 pages
...constructions did. "By using special materials and by applying certain principles of statics," Speer recalled, "we should be able to build structures which even...a state of decay, after hundreds or (such were our reckoningsl thousands of years would more or less resemble Roman models. "s" Speer's idea thus projected...
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The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany

Eric Michaud, Janet Lloyd - Art - 2004 - 271 pages
...It was hard to imagine that rusting heaps of rubble could communicate these heroic inspirations that Hitler admired in the monuments of the past. My "theory"...of statics, we should be able to build structures that even in a state of decay, after hundreds or (such were our reckonings) thousands of years, would...
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