The case for Germany a study of modern Germany, by A.P. Laurie. With a preface by Admiral Sir Barry Domvile

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179, [1] p. diagr. 22 cm

Abstract

The author, Arthur Pillans Laurie (1861-1949) was a Scottish chemist who pioneered the scientific analysis of paintings.
The pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt interested Laurie in the chemistry of paint and the scientific analysis of paintings. Laurie pioneered the use of chemical analysis to discover the composition of artworks, and so to show their true age and origins. He was the first to use infra-red photography to reveal deeper layers of paint. Through infra-red work, he found the date of a Rembrandt self-portrait where the date painted by the artist had later been covered up.

While he wrote many books on the techical aspects of painting, this work is especially notorious.  A pro-Nazi, anti-semitic work which praises Hitler. The book commences with praising Hitler as a painter and then expounds National Socialism. He continues with a revisionist defence of Nazism and denigrating Jewish people and socialism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Pillans_Laurie
First edition, June 1939. Second edition, July 1939.

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b26909388
DD253 .L35 1939a

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Laurie, A. P. (Arthur Pillans), 1861-1949. “The case for Germany a study of modern Germany, by A.P. Laurie. With a preface by Admiral Sir Barry Domvile.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 14 Nov. 2019.

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