Tadeusz Rolke "Warsaw photographs" — book
Designed by Gosia Stolińska
The album contains over 100 photos selected from the author's rich archive. It is mainly pictures of Tadeusz Rolke from the beginning of his career, from the period when he collaborated with the magazines - "Stolica", "Polska", "Ty i Ja" and "Przekrój".
Black and white photographs about cognitive and artistic values, reporter's photos, portraits of famous people (including Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Demarczyk, Kalina Jędrusik, Tadeusz Kantor, Tadeusz Konwicki, Alina Szapocznikow, Włodzimierz Borowski) and fashion photography. Album Tadeusz Rolke "Warsaw photographs" is a multi-layered story about the capital of the 1950s and 1960s - from the images of the city ruined in the socialist realist world, through reports on the city life, fascination with fashion and the lambretta scooters to the record of artistic and social life, portraits of people of culture and art. The images contrast with the pictures of communist politicians, Marx propaganda slogans and portraits visible in the city landscape.
The book was presented during the opening night of the Tadeusz Rolke exhibition "Warsaw photographs"
in Warsaw on March 21, 2019.
Hardcover with letterpress, 200 pages, 120 images, 21x25 cm
Foreword by the artist Tadeusz Rolke, Anna Brzezińska, Małgorzata Purzyńska
Biography of Tadeusz Rolke: Małgorzata Purzyńska
Photo editing: Tomasz Kubaczyk, Karol Bagiński
Publisher: Dom Spotkań z Historią/Meeting House with History in Warsaw @dsh.waw.pl
Fonts in use: GT Sectra Display Light by @grillitype and Montserrat
Paper: Arctic Volume White
Printed in Argraf, Warsaw
ph: Tomasz Kubaczyk