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Glowing review of Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement

Forgács’ “intellect, cultural knowledge and research, analytical and synthetic skills, is what makes Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement a text that I was unable to put down; one that will be used by those interested in the field for a long time to come.” – Dr. Oliver Botar, Hungarian Cultural Studies Continue reading

“The Forger” Documentary Selected for DC Shorts Film Festival

The Forger,  directed by Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia and Pamela Druckerman, is scheduled for multiple screenings at the DC Shorts Film Festival in September 2017. The Forger, is based on the best-selling book, Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life, by Sarah Kaminsky. Buy tickets at: festival.dcshorts.com/films/the-forger.

Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait: “An excellent literary work.”

Recommended to all those interested not only in architecture but also in the dynamic era of twenties and thirties. … Continue reading

A brief introduction to Francis M. Naumann and Pamela Joseph

Francis M. Naumann, contributor to The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude: A Tale of Morality and Appropriation, is a scholar, curator, and art dealer in New York, specializing in the art of the Dada movement. Continue reading

Foreword Reviews praises Maurice Rajfus’ “The Vél D’Hiv Raid”

Foreword Reviews: “Rare and invaluable is the writer who can address a topic that can’t possibly withstand further scrutiny … only to produce a brilliantly original, insight-filled manifesto. Maurice Rajsfus pulls off that exact feat of magic in The Vel d’Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo. That the French lustily … Continue reading

New review of Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait

Admirably fresh, interesting and well written…. Read more… Continue reading

Red City Review praises Verklempt: Stories by Peter Sichrovsky

Red City Review writes: “What makes these stories so entertaining and engaging is the fact that the characters in each of the stories are the kind of people you’ve met before. They have to face relatable issues like dealing with the complications of a new love, getting older, struggling to keep their families together, and … Continue reading

ALERT – Levi Laub on the Events in Charlottesville

The Charlottesville racist rally and terror attack is a replay of how the European fascists operated before and during World War II. It is an echo of the same game plan they relied on to build their movements. … What follows is an interview with Levi Laub, the English translator of the most detailed study of The Vél d’Hiv Raid. The study is as timely as today’s news. The interview focuses on the details of how not opposing fascist ideas and practices turns you into a collaborator. Continue reading

The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude receives high praise by Roya Hakakian

“Of all the many books that have been published about Iran, none so viscerally conveys the absurdity of the censorship that bears on the nation, or the spirit of rebellion against it as ​The Artist, the Censor, and ​The Nude. Only an artist of the keenest sensibilities, like ​Pamela ​Joseph, can make such a distant … Continue reading

The Vél d’Hiv Raid: A Blight on France

Maurice Rajsfus, a French Jewish survivor who witnessed this infamous roundup, dissects it in a workmanlike book, The Vel D’Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo. … Seventy five years on, this appalling raid still blights French grandiose notions of liberty and equality. Continue reading

Publisher’s Weekly reviews The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude

Thoughtful and rigorous, the book provides an excellent survey of contemporary censorship. … Continue reading

Interview by KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich about The Vél d’Hiv Raid

July 16 and 17 marked the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv Roundup. Levi Laub, activist and translator of our upcoming title, The Vél d’Hiv Raid by Maurice Rajsfus, was interviewed on Monday, July 17 by KPFA host Mitch Jeserich on Letters & Politics. Listen, download, or open the interview from iTunes at: https://kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-july-17-2017.

Loos Exhibition in Pilsen Opens, Starring “A Private Portrait”

“Claire Beck Loos, the Witness of an Era” — exhibition in Pilsen examines the life of architect Adolf Loos through the biography of him written by photographer and author Claire Beck Loos. The Pilsen Synagogue is home to the exhibition all summer. Continue reading

Peter Sichrovsky Interview with Tencent Culture, China

We congratulate our author Peter Sichrovsky (Verklempt) on his new foreign language edition of Born Guilty: Children of Nazi Families. Sichrovsky provides an illuminating interview in a Chinese online magazine, Tencent Culture, and we have translated it for you. Continue reading

The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude: “A provocative and engaging discussion…”

“A provocative and engaging discussion of the alteration, erasure and suppression of art.” – Donna Kaz, author of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour

Doppelhouse Congratulates Fellow Nominees for 2017 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards

Last week we were pleased to announce that The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers, by Coco Schumann (with Max Christian Graeff and Michaela Haas; Translated by John Howard; Afterword by Michael H. Kater) was named one of five finalists for the 2017 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence. Today we would like … Continue reading

Foreword Reviews Praises Upcoming Book by Maurice Rajsfus

Foreword Reviews July/August 2017 Review by Susan Waggoner “Adept reporting and personal experience make for a gripping read… While each book is strong enough to stand on its own, Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday together make an unusual, important, credibly researched, and skillfully written contribution to Holocaust literature.” Visit the book page to learn … Continue reading

The Artist, The Censor and The Nude with Pamela Joseph, Glenn Harcourt, Eleanor Heartney & Francis Naumann

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host a panel discussion about art and censorship across cultural contexts August 10 from 7-9 pm with author Glenn Harcourt, Eleanor Heartney, Francis M. Naumann and artist Pamela Joseph. The discussion coincides with the publication of Harcourt and Joseph’s eponymous book by DoppelHouse Press. Part monograph, part historical analysis, and part … Continue reading

The Times Literary Supplement praises Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life

“Every resistance movement had its forgers, ​but few have told their tales. Many, like​ ​Kaminsky, were very young technicians and​ ​chemists when they began their work. Sarah​ ​Kaminsky’s affectionate rendering of her​​ ​father’s life, with all the intricacies of his trade,​ ​is a book not just about a remarkable craftsman,​ ​but a man who strove … Continue reading

Documentary The Forger Named a Peabody Award Finalist

The documentary video “The Forger” by filmmakers Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia and Pamela Druckerman has been named a finalist in the 76th Annual Peabody Awards. The documentary is based on best-selling author Sarah Kaminsky’s book about her father, an unsung hero of the Paris Resistance in Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life. Kaminsky’s book has been translated into seven … Continue reading

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