The Reimann School in London opened in 1937 and was a branch of the Berlin Schule Reimann, training students in commercial art and industrial design.
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4–10 Regency Street, Pimlico, London SW1.
Anonymous. “Commercial and Industrial Art: The Reimann School at Work.” The Times, 17 November 1937.
Anonymous. “Canadians in Art World in Britain.” The Province, 28 January 1939, p. 45.
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Private Wire. “Unexpected Lead from Berlin.” The Manchester Guardian, 20 November 1936, p. 10.
Private Wire. “New School for Commercial Art.” The Manchester Guardian, 13 January 1937, p. 10.
Reimann, Albert. Die Reimann-Schule in Berlin (Schriften zur Berliner Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, 8). Hessling, 1966.
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Wickenheiser, Swantje. Die Reimann-Schule in Berlin und London 1902–1943: Ein jüdisches Unternehmen zur Kunst- und Designausbildung internationaler Prägung bis zur Vernichtung durch das Hitlerregime. Shaker Media, 2009.
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HA Rothholz Archive, University of Brighton Design Archives.
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My deepest thanks go to Lesley Whitworth from University of Brighton Design Archives for providing me with images of the Reimann School leaflet.
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Austin Cooper, Doritt Dekk, Alex Kroll, Natasha Kroll, Hans Loew, Walter Nurnberg, Hans Reimann, Hildegard Reimann, Manfred Reiss, Hans Arnold Rothholz, Alex Strasser, Else Taterka.
László Moholy-Nagy emigrated to London in 1935, where he worked in close contact with the local avantgarde and was commissioned for window display decoration, photo books, advertising and film work.
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Lighting for Photography from 1940 by the émigré photographer Walter Nurnberg was one of a number of successful photo guides produced by Andor Kraszna-Krausz’s Focal Press publishing house.
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Rolf Tietgens was a German émigré photographer who arrived in New York in 1938. Although, in the course of his photographic career, his artistic and surrealist images were published and shown at exhibitions, his work, today, is very little known.
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