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Q: CYRK Polish poster books ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: CYRK Polish poster books
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: dsmayer-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 26 Jun 2002 14:19 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2002 14:19 PDT
Question ID: 33742
I am looking for the titles, date, publisher of books published on the
subject of Polish CYRK posters.  Books that mainly contain CYRK
posters - not books that might contain only a handful of CYRK posters.
 CYRK posters were printed in Poland from the 1950s to approximately

Request for Question Clarification by voila-ga on 14 Jul 2002 21:24 PDT
I've found several books on artists from the Cyrk poster collection,
but not one book containing the entire collection.  Would you be
willing to accept a list of these books from the Polish School of
Posters as a satisfactory answer?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: CYRK Polish poster books
From: pattisw-ga on 27 Jun 2002 03:23 PDT
This site may be of some help
Subject: Re: CYRK Polish poster books
From: voila-ga on 25 Jul 2002 22:31 PDT
I followed pattisw's link and read the history for CYRK posters here  searching under
CYRK didn't yield all that much, as I'm sure you've already found.   I
had better luck searching under the individual artists' names, and
found the following books.  I'm not altogether sure how many
reproductions are dedicated to the circus posters though.  you can
find these books at this website 

Published in 2000,
text: Polish / English
color reproductions, hard cover,
158 pages, 32x25 cm,
price $30

catalogue from exhibition,
Poster Museum, Warsaw, 2001,
text: English / Polish,
color reproductions,
soft cover, 62 pages, 31x23 cm,
price $18

color reproductions,
text: English / German / Polish
hard cover,
139 pages, 21x30 cm,
price $20

A Retrospective of Stasys Eidrigevicius
Cracow, 1999
text: English / Polish,
hard cover, color,
522 pages, 26x23,5 cm,
price $90

Published in 2000,
text: Polish / English,
color reproductions, hard cover,
160 pages, 32x25 cm,
price $30

for an additional review of this book, check here: 

from Amazon, here's a book on Frank Koznik's artwork:
Man's Ruin: The Poster Art of Frank Koznik

Contemporary Polish Posters in Full Color
by Joseph S. Czestochowski

and the same book at Dover Publications:

you might also find a collection of art books here, but some of the
site is in Polish:

entering "Polish" at this site might also be of interest to you as

if you're interested in Polish posters used in film, you might like
this site:

for aficionados of jazz musicians, they're immortalized in vivid color

these posters certainly retain there value.  check out this CYRK
poster circa 1967 for sale at $1500 

Additional links of interest:

I'm posting this as a comment since I'm not sure I've fulfilled your
request.  If this information is useful to you, I'll be glad to post
this in the answer section.  It was a pleasure researching these
beautiful posters for you.  I'm now a big fan of the genre.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: CYRK Polish poster books
From: dsmayer-ga on 14 Aug 2002 16:13 PDT
Thank you for the very helpful information on Polish poster books. 
Yes, submit the informtion as an answer to my question,

I hope you enjoyed CYRK posters & Polish posters.

Donald S. Mayer/
Subject: Re: CYRK Polish poster books
From: voila-ga on 18 Aug 2002 14:07 PDT
Hi Mr. Mayer,

My, what a lovely site you have!  I'm so glad you found the
information helpful but since your question has expired, I'm unable to
move this text to the answer section.

If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you be a mensch and repost
your question with my name on it?  I'll gladly cut and paste this info
along with some additional tidbits I've found since your original
posting.  It seems researching Le CYRK has become my obsession lately
-- a thoroughly enjoyable one, I might add!
Barring reposting of your question, you could send me Rafal
Olblinski's poster "Wielblad" % Google Answers instead.  I have a
thing for camels.  ;-)

p.s. Are you familiar with Zdzislaw Bekinski's work?  Fascinating.

Subject: Re: CYRK Polish poster books
From: voila-ga on 22 Aug 2002 11:30 PDT
Hi Mr. Mayer,

Here is the remainder of my research and some additional links of
interest.  If you search on the various artists in this genre, you
will more information available, although certain pages didn't provide
Polish translation.

Krul Antiquarian Books 

Poster Connection (books/auction)

Mr. Poster 

Polish Poster/Western Film 
The Kosciuszko Foundation 
Rafal Olbinski Poster Books 
Soviet Era Art Posters 
The Art of Poster 

The Thinking Man's Illustrator:  Andrzej Klimowski

Andrezej Klimowski:  Day for Night 

Western Amerykanski Polish Poster Art 

Photo of Rafal Olbinski (text in Polish)

It was a pleasure researching this topic for you,

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