Wednesday 8 May 2019

applied arts

The investigation which began with Arts in Exile in Britain 1933-45 (2004) is continued in the latest volume of the Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Studies. The ten English and two German chapters in the volume address and analyse the significant contribution made by émigrés across the applied arts, embracing mainstream practices such as photography, architecture, advertising, graphics, printing, textiles and illustration, alongside the less well-known fields of animation, typography and puppetry. New research adds to narratives surrounding familiar émigré names such as Oskar Kokoschka and Wolf Suschitzky while revealing previously hidden contributions from lesser-known practitioners. The volume provides a valuable understanding of the applied arts in Britain from the 1930s onwards, particularly highlighting the difficulties faced by refugees attempting to continue fractured careers in a new homeland. 

Contributors: Rachel Dickson; Burcu Dogramaci; Deidre Fernand; Fran Lloyd; David Low; John March; Sarah MacDougall; Anna Nyburg; Pauline Paucker; Ines Schlenker; Wilfried Weinke; Julia Winckler.

Applied Arts in British Exile from 1933. Changing Visual and Material Culture is edited by Marian Malet, Rachel Dickson, Sarah MacDougall and Anna Nyburg.

Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, vol. 19
ISBN 978-90-04-39509-1 (Leiden/Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2019)