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Harmonising environmentalism and modernity: landscape advocates and scenic embedding in Germany, c. 1920–1950

Harmonising environmentalism and modernity: landscape advocates and scenic embedding in Germany,... This article explores German planning history of the interwar period, the Third Reich, and immediate post-war developments. It discusses how landscape was understood as a common cultural good and mediated through the homeland preservation movement. The focus is on the ideas of the landscape design profession based around the landscape advocates Hinrich Meyer-Jungclaussen and Alwin Seifert. The example of the German Autobahn highlights the way in which nature and modern technologies were merged and how these made technological modernisation socially acceptable. The article shows how the process of ‘scenic embedding’ became far more ideologically loaded under National Socialism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png National Identities Taylor & Francis

Harmonising environmentalism and modernity: landscape advocates and scenic embedding in Germany, c. 1920–1950

National Identities , Volume 16 (3): 13 – Jul 3, 2014
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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1469-9907
eISSN
1460-8944
DOI
10.1080/14608944.2014.935314
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Abstract

This article explores German planning history of the interwar period, the Third Reich, and immediate post-war developments. It discusses how landscape was understood as a common cultural good and mediated through the homeland preservation movement. The focus is on the ideas of the landscape design profession based around the landscape advocates Hinrich Meyer-Jungclaussen and Alwin Seifert. The example of the German Autobahn highlights the way in which nature and modern technologies were merged and how these made technological modernisation socially acceptable. The article shows how the process of ‘scenic embedding’ became far more ideologically loaded under National Socialism.

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National IdentitiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 3, 2014

Keywords: Alwin Seifert; Autobahn; Heimatschutz; Landscape Advocates; Landscape Architecture; Modernism; National Socialism

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