9780714867021-940-1
9780714867021-940-2
9780714867021-940-3
9780714867021-940-4
9780714867021-940-5
9780714867021-940-6

Émigrés

The Transformation of Art Publishing in Britain


A comprehensive analysis of the illustrated publishing industry in Britain


Anna Nyburg


Editions:

Price: USD$59.95

A fascinating look at the impact on the British illustrated publishing industry of émigrés from Germany and Austria in the first half of the twentieth century, looking in particular at the art publishing houses of Phaidon Press and Thames & Hudson.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 234 x 150 mm (9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in)
Pages: 288 pp
Illustrations: 50 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867021

Anna Nyburg wrote her PhD thesis on German and Austrian refugee art publishers in Britain between the wars for the University of London. She is presently the Humanities Erasmus Coordinator, Centre for Co-curricular Studies, at Imperial College, London.

Contents and Sections:

Preface
Portraits: The Founders of Phaidon Press, Adprint and Thames & Hudson
Roots: Art and Culture in Mitteleuropa and Britain before World War II
Flight from Nazi Europe
Arrival and War: Publishing Émigrés in Britain
A New Start: Phaidon and Art Publishing after the War
Between the Pages: Typography, Design and Illustration
Photography and Printing
The Rise and Fall of Adprint
The Birth of Thames & Hudson
Phaidon Press and Thames & Hudson Come of Age
Jostling Imitators
Ripple Effect: The Influence and Legacy of the Émigrés
Conclusion

Endnotes
Appendices
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index

"Some of the most interesting insights are about cultural changes... Fascinating details. The most original parts of the book are the chapters on the unsung heroes of publishing: typographers, designers, printers and illustrators. [Nyburg] creates a picture of a whole visual culture. These extraordinarily cultured individuals didn't just affect art books. They made British culture, once notoriously parochial and wordy, more cosmopolitan and more visual."—Jewish Renaissance

"The enforced emigration of writers, artists and scholars and scientists from the Third Reich has been called Hitler's gift to Britain. Among the many ways in which it enriched British culture was the introduction of art history and, as Anna Nyburg's Émigrés informs us in often fascinating detail, art history... Nyburg's extensive reading and archival researches have enabled her to compile a valuable addition the exile studies and to the theme of cultural transfer."—TLS

"Some of the most interesting insights are about cultural changes... Fascinating details. The most original parts of the book are the chapters on the unsung heroes of publishing: typographers, designers, printers and illustrators. [Nyburg] creates a picture of a whole visual culture. These extraordinarily cultured individuals didn't just affect art books. They made British culture, once notoriously parochial and wordy, more cosmopolitan and more visual."—Jewish Renaissance

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Living in the Endless City
The World We Made
The Art of Looking Sideways
Words Fail Me
C'est la Vie!
Century

ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
Read more