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Piotr Uklański, a New York based artist, has put together a most surprising and at the same time simple series of pictures. With them he has created an art book consisting of 160 portraits of movie actors playing Nazis. This volume is as much about history as it is about the industry of entertainment. In 1998, The Observer, London, wrote about these compelling and at the s ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Patrick Frey Editions
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Apr 11, 2007 Adam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of esoteric and controversial pop culture
The image of Clint Eastwood wearing an SS field uniform should immediately clue you in to the fact that Piotr Uklanski's book is not a straightforward history of the Third Reich. In fact, it's not a history at all. For this book, Uklanski, a Polish-born photographer based in New York City, has compiled stills of Hollywood actors dressed in various Nazi uniforms. Beyond that, the book has no particular organizing principle. It also has no words whatsoever, save captions in the back identifying t ...more