Young Poland : The Polish Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890-1918
'This beautiful book, brought to publication by the William Morris Gallery and the National Museum in Kraków, lifts the lid on the story of Młoda Polska, or Young Poland.' - The Art Society
The first book in any language to explore the Young Poland (Mloda Polska) period in the context of the international Arts and Crafts movements
This handsome book tells the story of Młoda Polska, or Young Poland. While other countries had their Art Nouveau, Vienna its Secession, and Britain its Arts and Crafts Movement, for Poland, around 1900, this was its emerging and unique arts moment.
The book argues that Young Poland shared fundamental parallels with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, and that it was specifically this Arts and Crafts ethos that fuelled the movement's patriotic ideology and the nation's quest to regain Polish independence.
The lavishly illustrated publication charts the rich history of the artists, designers and craftspeople whose schemes came to define Young Poland, including over 250 illustrations of ceramics, furniture, textiles, paper cuttings, wood carvings, tableware, stained glass, book arts, children's toys and Christmas decorations, as well as domestic, church and civic interior decoration schemes. The book is the culmination of an international research project co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the 'Inspiring Culture' Programme.
Due for publication in early December and available for pre-order.
- Authors: Julia Griffin and Andrezej Szczerksi
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 200 colour illustrations
- ISBN: 978-3791385099
- Publication date: November 2020
- Dimensions: 26.0 x 22.0 cm