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Polish Posters

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...The Polish School of Poster Art emerged in the late 1950s and produced some of the most compelling images in graphic art. By 1966, the International Poster Biennial was held in Poland and in 1968, the world’s first poster museum...

Gronowski, Tadeusz (1894–1990)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Gronowski was a Polish commercial graphic artist who particularly specialized in poster design, where he is recognized as a pioneer. Born in Warsaw and a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology (1925) and of the École Nationale...

Arkady (Poland) (1935–9)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Arkady was a distinguished monthly magazine published between 1935 and 1939 in Warsaw. The magazine covered applied art, interior design, architecture, product design, and visual arts. Its ambition was to boost recognition of current...

Architektura, Poland (1947–89)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Architektura (Architecture) was a Polish magazine published monthly between 1947 and 1989 by the main board of the Stowarzyszenie Architektów Polskich (SARP) (Union of Polish Architects) and funded by the Ministry of Culture and Art...

Exhibition of the Lands Regained, Wrocław (1948)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson was educated at the University of York, the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. She was co-editor of The Banham Lectures, and contributor to Findling & Pelle’s Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs and Expositions. She has written for various journals of art and design, as well as for The Guardian and The Independent. She is Research Fellow at the University of Brighton and lives in London with her husband and two children. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Polish Exhibition of the Lands Regained was mounted in the city of Wrocław in 1948 as companion to the Communist International Congress for Peace of that year. Set across 150 acres, the exhibition celebrated the new territories that had...

Cracow Workshops (Warsztaty Krakowskie) (1913–26)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Cracow Workshops was a Polish association of artists, architects, and craftsmen, active in Cracow 1913–26 with the aim of improving the quality of craft production. It was inspired by nationalist sentiments and sought to forge a Polish...

Identity and Gender as Obstacles? A Comparison of Two Biographies of Jewish Architects from Krakow

Designing Transformation : Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...In the period between the two world wars, Krakow was one of the most vibrant architectural centers in Poland. Among the other large cities of the Second Polish Republic (1918–1939), Krakow distinguished itself with conservative...

“Erotic Needlework”: Vernacular Designs on the Twenty-First-Century Market

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Crafts have gained their supposedly subversive edge not only by becoming the imagined antidote to the temporal and social experience of neoliberal capitalism, but also the antithesis of the archetypical capitalist individual...

Tomaszewski, Henryk (1914–2005)

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Tomaszewski was a Polish poster designer, who was born and worked in Warsaw. A member of the Polish Poster School of the 1950s, Tomaszewski’s film and exhibition posters were prized for their individualism and artistic integrity during...

Hulanicki, Barbara (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Polish-British freelance fashion designer, creator of the Biba boutiques, born in Warsaw to Polish parents, worked in London. Hulanicki was briefly educated at Brighton Art School in 1955, and worked as a fashion illustrator for the British...