Arts in Exile in Britain 1933-1945: Politics and Cultural Identity

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Shulamith Behr, Marian Malet
Rodopi, Jan 1, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 377 pages
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This volume focuses on the contribution of refugees from Nazism to the Arts in Britain. The essays examine the much neglected theme of art in internment and address the spheres of photography, political satire, sculpture, architecture, artists' organisations, institutional models, dealership and conservation. These are considered under the broad headings 'Art as Politics', 'Between the Public and the Domestic' and 'Creating Frameworks'. Such categories assist in posing questions regarding the politics of identity and gender, as well as providing an opportunity to explore the complex issues of cultural formation. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students of twentieth-century art history, museum and conservation studies, politics and cultural studies, in addition to those involved in German Studies and in German and Austrian Exile Studies.

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Table of Illustrations
Politics Photography and Exile in
Fred Uhlmans Internment Drawings
A Minor Language?
Freud Domestic Architect
Exhibitions as Morale Boosters
Immigrant Picture Restorers of the Germanspeaking

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Page 19 - Dass der Schaffende selber das Kind sei, das neu geboren werde, dazu muss er auch die Gebärerin sein wollen und der Schmerz der Gebärerin.
Page 19 - For the creator himself to be the child new-born he must also be willing to be the mother and endure the mother's pain.
Page 28 - Civil servants who are not of Aryan descent are to be retired (§ 8 ff.); if they are honorary officials, they are to be dismissed from their official status. 2) Section 1 does not apply to civil servants in office from August 1, 1914, who fought at the Front for the German Reich or its Allies in the World War, or whose fathers or sons fell in the World War.
Page 39 - Transfer and Transformation: the German Period in American Art History', in exiles + emigres.

About the author (2005)

Shulamith Behr is a curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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