"A highly original work offering a wealth of new material and a radically new perspective. It could be said that this book is a highly convincing documentation of Walter Benjamin's famous statement that fascism is the aestheticisation of politics. Michaud's analysis is provocative and disquieting because it relentlessly reveals the deep interrelation of a long aesthetic and artistic tradition of the 'creative artist' and central motifs of Christianity."Rainer Nagele, Johns Hopkins University "Closely argued and intellectually dazzling, this study is essential reading, not only for historians of twentieth-century art, but for anyone interested in the visual culture of modernity."Brigid Doherty, Princeton UniversityMichaud, Eric is the author of 'Cult of Art in Nazi Germany', published 2004 under ISBN 9780804743273 and ISBN 0804743274.