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Europe Divided: Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture

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This richly illustrated book focuses on the extraordinary international networks resulting from the diaspora of more than 200,000 refugees who left France in the late 17th century to join communities already in exile spread far and wide.
 
First-generation Huguenot refugees included hundreds of trained artists, designers, and craftsmen. Beyond the French borders, they raised the quality of design and workshop practice, passing on skills to their apprentices; sons, godsons, cousins, and to successive generations, who continued to dominate output in the luxury trades. Although silver and silks are the best-known fields with which Huguenot settlers are associated, their significant contribution to architecture, ceramics, design, clock and watchmaking, engraving, furniture, woodwork, sculpture, portraiture, and art education provides fascinating insight into the motivation and resolve of this highly skilled diaspora. Thanks to a sophisticated network of Huguenot merchants, retailers, and bankers who financed their production, their wares reached a global market.
 

‘…in-depth, scholarly and lavish...’ Jacqueline Riding, The Art Newspaper, Number 345, May 2022

Author/Artist/Designer

Tessa Murdoch

Pages

320

Dimensions

24.46cm x 28.58cm

ISBN

9781838510121

Product code

162456

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