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Party! Party!! Party!!!

Photographs from Weimar Germany

By Ed Jones, Christopher Nesbit.

Party! Party!! Party!!!

Drawing on more than 100 unpublished photographs, including unseen images of some of the most famous and infamous Berlin clubs of the 1920s, Party! Party!! Party!!! depicts the Weimar Republic through the people who partied and the places they partied in—from living rooms and bedrooms to the underground and tourist-filled clubs and music halls of Berlin.

The defeat of the German Empire in World War I meant that the newly formed Weimar Republic was all but bankrupt, facing impossible debt and prey to violent revolution from both left and right. The poor were particularly vulnerable. Any new day could bring disease, unemployment or crime. This precariousness of existence gave rise, in some, to a frantic desire to live in the moment—to celebrate, or escape reality. An exploration of decadence, sexuality and indulgence went alongside an innocence of the consequences of fascism or communism. Life, for many, became a kind of feast during a time of plague as Germany in the 1920s conducted a glorious and futile experiment in the art of partying. Party! Party!! Party!!! is a moving testimony to this celebratory spirit.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/10/2019

An awkward, spellbinding document, 'Party! Party!! Party!!!' captures unselfconscious German decadence in Weimar Germany

An awkward, spellbinding document, 'Party! Party!! Party!!!' captures unselfconscious German decadence in Weimar Germany

Featured image, of naughty Germans partying down in 1920s Berlin, is reproduced from Party! Party!! Party!!!: Photographs from Weimar Germany—one of the weirdest and most surprising/chilling books to release this week, this month or even over the last year. "Carl Ludwig Schleich's book Cocaineism described the proliferation of cocaine in Berlin as a symptom of the malaise of a modern life continually speeding up," the caption reads. Other anonymously authored photographs capture underground clubs, family celebrations, showgirls, cross-dressing, orgies, party caravans, banquets, costume balls and more. continue to blog


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