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Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter

Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter

Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter


RIE. Cooper, Emmanuel. Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter

Yale University Press.

Cl. 2012

Book ID: 91382

This comprehensive biography follows Rie's life and artistic development from her birth into the Austria of the Habsburgs to her studies at the progressive Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and finally her years in Britain following her escape in 1938 from Nazi-controlled Austria. Emmanuel Cooper, a distinguished potter who knew Rie, interviewed many of her friends and acquaintances to produce this complete and detailed account of Rie's life and work. The author has been given unrestricted access by the Rie estate to previously unpublished letters and other material, which provide fascinating new insights into her life and work and have allowed him to reevaluate Rie's creative output within the broader context of modernism and the emergence of the studio pottery movement in Britain.

384 pp.