Auckland University Press
Hardback, 320 pages
In words and through stunning images, Strangers Arrive introduces us to a talented group of migrants escaping turmoil in Europe in the 1930s through to the 1950s.
From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants – refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries – arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were an extraordinary group of artists and writers, photographers and architects whose European modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country.