Talk:Heroic realism

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Is there a source for the Nazi banning of Sans Serif fonts?

I'm really interested in hearing about the reasoning behind that, myself. 159.53.46.141 13:57, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


"It has been argued that these themes of heroic realism are most common in propaganda because realism is the most effective means to sell a war visually, because it portrays an idealized concept of war."

This suggests a very strange definition of either "realism" or "idealized". Is there any way this statement can be clarified or justified? 159.53.46.141 13:58, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

I removed that line, and tagged the claim about sans serif fonts after some quick research turned up several examples of German advertising and propaganda 1930-1939 with sans serif type. I also rewrote the text to better identify the term "heroic realism" as a catch-all term for many varieties of propagandistic art. This term may not be in wide enough use to justify this article. Steven Heller uses it—the Resources section gives his book as the sole source; see also the external link to eye magazine, an article written by Heller—but is it widely used by other art historians as a distinct category of art? "Heroic realism" may be a term like "non-traditional art", "reactionary realism" or "stale classicism" that is sometimes used in description, but does not merit its own encyclopedia article. External links #2 and 3 provide examples of propaganda art, but don't use the term "heroic realism". Ewulp 01:40, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Although fraktur was described and endorsed as "Deutsche Schrift" by German nationalists prior to Nazism, the end of its widespread use ended during the World War II., Martin Bormann even referring to it as as "Judenschrift" --Georgius (talk) 15:30, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

You're right--some corrections have been made (still needs work). Ewulp (talk) 02:06, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Disambiguation[edit]

This page should either be made into a disambiguation page, or should begin with a disambiguation link--distinguishing the term coined in 1930 by Werner Best from the term describing propaganda art. Possibly the current article should concern the philosophy, with disambiguation link

This page is about a philosophy of the NSDAP. For the artistic style, see Heroic realism (art).

or alternatively the redirect could lead to Socialist realism and Art of the Third Reich? It seems unlikely that an article called Heroic realism (art) will be much more than a summary of these other two articles. Ewulp 23:10, 19 October 2007 (UTC)