Notes and Images, Deluge 12-14.
Note esp. the role of patronage and the arts: who is supporting art in all its forms? Proletartians? Middle Class? Wealthy playboys? And where is the money coming from? bear in mind too that tho some German intellectuals succeed dramatically in exile [Gropius, Schönberg, Mies, Schumpeter, Habeler], that was not true of all [Weimar on the Pacific, literary figures like Thomas Mann, a Stefan Georg, Walter Banjamin, esp suffered, tho composers and film-makers did well]
Consider the forces at work here:
Provocation / endemic violence in the urban setting --roots in WW1, trench warfare, civil war, street fighting,
Does a high level of creativity require and a high level of anger at the status quo, the ancien regime? But what about the role of the "middle" in the process?