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The Resource Escape Home : Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss, Edited by Carrie Paterson

Escape Home : Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss, Edited by Carrie Paterson

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Escape Home : Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss
Title
Escape Home
Title remainder
Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Carrie Paterson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The riveting family memoir of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice begins in Nazi-occupied Europe and journeys "home" to American modernism.
  • "An engrossing saga, profusely illustrated and fully documented, the stuff that makes an intriguing feature film. I heartedly endorse it." Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director, The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives Intimate and scholarly... Patient readers will be rewarded. An encyclopedic and epistolary family history, a eulogy for pre-Reich Vienna and an ode to midcentury modernism." Kirkus Reviews This jewel should not be called a book but a museum." Will Semler, author (Melbourne, Australia)"One of the more uplifting accounts of European emigre life that I have read in a long time. At the same time, it is a deeply nostalgic book about the domestic qualities of architecture ... about making for oneself a home, even under the most adverse circumstances. What else is architecture about, if not that? ... If you consider architecture primarily as an art form, a monetary investment, or some abstract political act, then you will miss the relevance of this book. If, however, you think and feel architecture is about making a home for man  us, humans  on earth, then you will appreciate these tours de force of father and son.... It will touch you to tears right away, regardless of how many accounts of similar fates you believe to have studied and understood.... What a book!" Volker M. Welter, author of Ernest L. Freud, Architect"An invaluable addition to the literature on the birth of modern Aspen." Stewart Oksenhorn, The Aspen Times"A compelling story of one family's escape, grace and courage." William J. Cabaniss, United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2004-2006)
Biographical or historical data
Charles Paterson: Charles Paterson was born Karl Schanzer in Vienna, Austria in 1929 and now lives in Aspen, Colorado. As a Jewish child he and his sister were adopted by the Australian Paterson family. An architectural designer, Paterson was one of the last apprentices to train under Frank Lloyd Wright.Carrie Paterson: Carrie Paterson is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. She writes for contemporary art journals, lectures at Southern California universities and is Publisher and Editor in chief at DoppelHouse Press.Hensley Peterson is an editor based in Aspen, Colorado.Paul Anderson: Paul Anderson is a writer of books and essays. He is a columnist for The Aspen Times.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
306.85089924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Paterson, Carrie
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  • Autobiography: historical, political & military
  • Jewish studies
  • Migration, immigration & emigration
  • Second World War
  • Biography
  • Autobiography: historical, political & military
  • Social groups: religious groups & communities
  • Migration, immigration & emigration
  • Second World War
  • Modern warfare
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"An engrossing saga, profusely illustrated and fully documented, the stuff that makes an intriguing feature film. I heartedly endorse it."Â Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director, The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives"One of the more uplifting accounts of European emigre life that I have read in a long time.... It will touch you to tears right away, regardless of how many accounts of similar fates you believe to have studied and understood.... What a book!"Â Volker M. Welter, author of Ernest L. Freud, ArchitectCharles Paterson (born Karl Schanzer, 1929) was only nine years old when the Nazis invaded Austria and his father, Stefan, fled with his children to avoid persecution. To assure their continued safety, the children were baptized and adopted by the Paterson family in Australia while Stefan made a harrowing escape through occupied France. It would be eight years, after much sorrow and loss, before Charles and his sister would reunite with Stefan in the United States.After Charles and Stefan settle in Aspen, Colorado, amidst the snow-capped peaks that remind them of the Austrian Alps, Stefan becomes a high school teacher known for his humor and adventure stories while Charles teaches skiing, serves as a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, and then builds his thesis project, the The Boomerang ski lodge. Charles lives with Stefan at The Boomerang and, as Aspen grows into a world-class ski resort, spends fifty years welcoming thousands of people to the town with Austrian warmth and gemutlichkeit. Based on archival documents and letters, together with the authors' personal reflections, Escape Home is a family memoir and a meditation on the domestic qualities of architecture, where the bonds of culture and family prove to be the true foundation for rebuilding meaningful lives and finding both security and freedom
Target audience
general
Label
Escape Home : Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss, Edited by Carrie Paterson
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Publication
Note
Paperback. Trade paperback (US)
Contents
Prologue XIIntroduction XIIIPart OneChapter 1 Foundations 1Chapter 2 The Werkbundsiedlung 1932-1938 15Chapter 3 Weaving 24Chapter 4 Childhood 31Chapter 5 Mutti 50Chapter 6 A Boy of Ten Is Already Grown 56Chapter 7 My Dear Children 76Chapter 8 Prisoners Don't Ride Bicycles 83Chapter 9 Sauf Conduit 93Chapter 10 Australia 105Chapter 11 War Cry 116Chapter 12 Resurfacing 128Chapter 13 The Goldens 136Chapter 14 When War Is Over 144Chapter 15 To America 154Part TwoChapter 16 Finding Home 164Chapter 17 Summer of  49 178Chapter 18 Manna from Heaven 191Chapter 19 Dispossession 201Chapter 20 What Traces Are Left 213Chapter 21 Stefan and Max 1939 1947 227Chapter 22 Aspen, Early 1950's 239Chapter 23 Prisoner of Fortune, Prisoner of War 250Chapter 24 At the End of Empire 264Chapter 25 Money Matters 276Chapter 26 Basic Training 288Chapter 27 The Tachinierer 299Part ThreeChapter 28 Breaking Ground 312Chapter 29 Taliesin 321Chapter 30 A Critical Mix 336Chapter 31 A Sympathetic Chord 349Chapter 32 Architecture in Evolution 366Chapter 33 Building 383Chapter 34 Pencil to Paper 398Chapter 35 Silversmithing 414Chapter 36 Still Escaping 428Chapter 37 Adaptations 438Chapter 38 A Philosophy of Life 445Chapter 39 A Cabin Is A Castle 455Appendix I Recipes 459Appendix II Map of Escape from Nazi-Occupied France 467Appendix III Family Trees 473Endnotes 481Selected Bibliography 517Acknowledgments 526Index 533
Control code
9780997003468
Dimensions
23x15 cm.
Extent
570 p.
Isbn
9780997003468
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780997003468
Other physical details
200 b&w, maps, photo., two-color art; .
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Escape Home : Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss, Edited by Carrie Paterson
Publication
Note
Paperback. Trade paperback (US)
Contents
Prologue XIIntroduction XIIIPart OneChapter 1 Foundations 1Chapter 2 The Werkbundsiedlung 1932-1938 15Chapter 3 Weaving 24Chapter 4 Childhood 31Chapter 5 Mutti 50Chapter 6 A Boy of Ten Is Already Grown 56Chapter 7 My Dear Children 76Chapter 8 Prisoners Don't Ride Bicycles 83Chapter 9 Sauf Conduit 93Chapter 10 Australia 105Chapter 11 War Cry 116Chapter 12 Resurfacing 128Chapter 13 The Goldens 136Chapter 14 When War Is Over 144Chapter 15 To America 154Part TwoChapter 16 Finding Home 164Chapter 17 Summer of  49 178Chapter 18 Manna from Heaven 191Chapter 19 Dispossession 201Chapter 20 What Traces Are Left 213Chapter 21 Stefan and Max 1939 1947 227Chapter 22 Aspen, Early 1950's 239Chapter 23 Prisoner of Fortune, Prisoner of War 250Chapter 24 At the End of Empire 264Chapter 25 Money Matters 276Chapter 26 Basic Training 288Chapter 27 The Tachinierer 299Part ThreeChapter 28 Breaking Ground 312Chapter 29 Taliesin 321Chapter 30 A Critical Mix 336Chapter 31 A Sympathetic Chord 349Chapter 32 Architecture in Evolution 366Chapter 33 Building 383Chapter 34 Pencil to Paper 398Chapter 35 Silversmithing 414Chapter 36 Still Escaping 428Chapter 37 Adaptations 438Chapter 38 A Philosophy of Life 445Chapter 39 A Cabin Is A Castle 455Appendix I Recipes 459Appendix II Map of Escape from Nazi-Occupied France 467Appendix III Family Trees 473Endnotes 481Selected Bibliography 517Acknowledgments 526Index 533
Control code
9780997003468
Dimensions
23x15 cm.
Extent
570 p.
Isbn
9780997003468
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780997003468
Other physical details
200 b&w, maps, photo., two-color art; .
Specific material designation
regular print

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