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Speaker CHRISTOPHER LONG discussing Jacques and Jacqueline Groag: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement
October 24 @ 7:00 pm
ABOUT JACQUES AND JACQUELINE GROAG
The first book-length exploration of two pioneering Jewish designers of the Viennese Modern Movement, exiled in Britain after Nazi-occupation.
Prokop’s meticulous history restores Jacques and Jacqueline Groag to their rightful places in the pantheon of Viennese Modernists. Prokop explores their individual careers in Vienna and Czechoslovakia, their early collaborations in the 1930s, their lives as Jewish émigrés, and the couple’s unique contributions in Britain for postwar exhibitions, monuments, furniture and textile design, even a dress for future-queen Elizabeth II. Full color edition, supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
- October 24
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- Author Talk/Reading, Book Store Event