The Walled City of Nuremburg – The Cradle of Nazism.

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Title

The Walled City of Nuremburg – The Cradle of Nazism.

Subject

Adam Krafft, Adam Kraft, Adam Kraft (c.1460-1509), Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), apprentice, architecture, art, artisan, artists, burgher, carving, cathedral, church, craftsmen, crozier, engraving, filigree stonework, gable, Germany, gothic architecture, guild, Hans Sachs (1494-1576), journeyman, masonry, Master, medieval city, medieval craft, medieval guild, medieval housing, merchant, monstrance, Nuremburg, painting, Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), Peter Vischer (1455-1529), religion, Rothenburg, seven virtues, St Laurence, stone, stone carving, swastika, “To a Skylark” (1820), undergarments, vaulting, Veit Stoss (1450-1533), walled city, wood carving

Description

In this article, John T. McMahon describes a visit to the city of Nuremburg in 1936. Arriving only days after one of the Nazi’s infamous Nuremburg rallies, he notes the swastika’s still lining the streets and parade ground. For most of the article, however, McMahon concentrates on explaining Nuremburg’s “splendid” medieval history, and the lasting traces of its past in the physical landscape. He describes tracing the line of the medieval walls, looking in awe at the large merchant houses with their elaborate adornments and recognising, as he looked over the city from the castle, why it’s winding streets and narrow alleys had always held such a fascination for artists and etchers. He identifies Nuremburg as a town famous for its medieval craft guilds, and describes the artistic training and accomplishments of its most famous son, Albrecht Dürer. He concludes by describing the mastery of the carving work by Adam Kraft in St Laurence’s Church, which carried the gaze up to the vaulted ceiling “like Shelley’s skylark”.

Creator

McMahon, John T.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

Western Mail

Date

24 December 1936, p. 40.

Rights

Western Mail

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Citation

“The Walled City of Nuremburg – The Cradle of Nazism.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/449.