Sport der Hellenen: Ausstellung griechischer Bildwerke, Museum zu Berlin
Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft
My interest in the appropriation of classical antiquity to promote national ideologies led me to this catalogue of a major archaeological exhibition that accompanied the elaborate pageantry of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Noted archaeologist Carl Blümel (1893-1976) is credited as editor, but recent scholarship suggests that the exhibition was created by archaeologist and pioneering sports historian Alfred Schiff (1863-1939), unacknowledged because he was Jewish. This copy is inscribed by F. Kinchin Smith (1895-1958), a prominent British classicist.
From the collection of Catherine Vanderpool