Enrico Prampolini. Futurism, Stage Design and the Polish Avant-garde Theatre

“The catalogue presents Prampolini as a truly versatile artist, a man of the theatre,
whose awareness and activity in any artistic discipline was infused with the whole
spectrum of art.
Individual texts in this volume have been penned by authors, some of them world
famous, who are specialists in their chosen field, including such acclaimed figures as
Günter Berghaus, Maria Elena Versari, Giovanni Lista, or David Rifkind, who writes
about Prampolini the architect… In to my opinion, not a single important issue identified
by the title of the exhibition and the catalogue is missing.”
Prof. Lech Sokół, PhD
“Although the volume shows various spheres of Prampolini’s artistic and architectural
activity, the authors focus primarily on issues associated with the influence of
Futurism on theatre-its aesthetics, (stage) technique, and the shaping of space. The
second important meaning of the reviewed book is the broad depiction of the effect
that the Italian Futurism had on Polish theatre through Prampolini. What has so far
been seen as a marginal and incidental phenomenon in the interwar theatre in Poland
has been portrayed as a powerful avant-garde formation, determinedly shaping avantgarde
thinking about stage technique and space.
The volume is accompanied by two texts by Enrico Prampolini, and reminiscences
of Jalu Kurek and Jan Brzękowski about their meeting with the artist. Another valuable
supplement to the volume is a collection of rich iconographic materials, of which the
vast majority is published [in Poland] for the first time.”
- Prof. Małgorzata Leyko, PhD


Published by: Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi
Texts by: Enrico Prampolini, Przemysław Strożek, Andrea Baffoni, Gunter Berghaus,
Maria Elena Versari, Monika Chudzikowska, David Rifkind, Giovanni Lista, Paulina Kurc-Maj,
Jalu Kurek, Jan Brzękowski
Concept and scientific editing: Przemysław Strożek
Publishing coordinators: Andżelika Bauer
Graphic design and typesetting: Ryszard Bienert

ISBN: 978-83-63820-59-6
Published in 2017
Dimensions: 22 x 27 x 3,5 cm
Cover: Soft cover
Languages: Polish and English edition
Number of pages: 330
Illustrations: ca. 235 (134 in colour and 101 black & white) 

Publication accompaning the exhibition: „Enrico Prampolini. Futurism, Stage Design and the Polish Avant-garde Theatre” which took place at Muzeum Sztuki ms² Łódź ( 09.06–08.10.2017).

You can purchase this publication by emailing us at:  ksiegarnia@msl.org.pl


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