Elana Shapira

Elana Shapira is a cultural and design historian. She is Project Leader of the Austrian Science

Fund research project “Visionary Vienna: Design and Society 1918–1934” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Shapira is the author of the book Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna (2016) and editor of the anthologies Design Dialogue: Jews, Culture and Viennese Modernism (2018) and Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism (forthcoming, 2021).

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