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Before 1939. Refugee Architects in New Zealand

Poppelreuter, Tanja (2016) Before 1939. Refugee Architects in New Zealand. Fabrications, 26 (2). pp. 180-201. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10331867.2016.1173164

DOI: 10.1080/10331867.2016.1173164

Abstract

n 1939, a number of European architects found refuge in New Zealand from the National Socialist regime. Their subsequent practice led to the notion that their presence had a significant impact on New Zealand architectural culture – especially in transmitting ideas associated with modernist architecture. This paper investigates the European work of this heterogeneous group of architects, all of whom came as refugees to New Zealand. In outlining the biographies of these architects prior to their arrival in New Zealand, insights are gained into their diverse experiences, cultural backgrounds and multi- faceted set of skills. This adds to recent scholarship that discusses the ways in which architectural ideas associated with modernism entered New Zealand and analyses the topic from multiple viewpoints in which the transmission of ideas is understood as a multilateral discourse.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Architecture, Refugee
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > The Belfast School of Architecture
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Context
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:35060
Deposited By: Dr Tanja Poppelreuter
Deposited On:09 Aug 2016 08:06
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 23:23

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