Émigrés The Story of Phaidon and Thames & Hudson
Phaidon and Thames & Hudson, founded by Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe, are subjects of a forthcoming book, Émigrés. Its author Anna Nyburg discusses with the children of Béla Horovitz and Walter Neurath the art publishing houses their fathers created in Vienna and London. What did these two companies bring to Britain and how did their innovations affect the way British readers engaged with both art and books?
Constance Kaine became deputy chairman of Thames & Hudson in 1967 following the early death of her father, its founder Walter Neurath. She has remained with the publishing house ever since.
Elly Miller's father founded Phaidon Verlag in Vienna. Elly and her husband managed Phaidon in London from 1955 to 1967 and then founded their own house, Harvey Miller Publishers.
Anna Nyburg is Humanities Erasmus Coordinator, Centre for Co-curricular Studies, at Imperial College London.
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