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Polish Cold War Neon Hardcover – December 6, 2011


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British photographer Ilona Karwinska specializes in portraiture and world cultures. Based in London, she is a graduate of Goldsmiths College and the London College of Printing. She has been exploring the disappearing world of Cold War Era neon and graphics for more than five years, and has been credited with starting a new "school of neon." In 2009, Karwinska's book of photographs of Warsaw neon became a bestseller following the exhibition of her photographs in the Palace of Culture in central Warsaw. Her work has been featured in Creative Review, A4, Icon, The Telegraph, Newsweek, and Time Out. Karwinska regularly exhibits in international galleries.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935613359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935613350
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe Gandalf on October 2, 2013
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A very good quality hardcover book - well bound & worth more than I paid for it! It's disappointing that so many of the photos are of decrepit old signs, but even then it is possible to see the craftsmanship that went into fabricating these ambitious public lighting displays. There are a number of the original layout drawings presented here as well.

My biggest beef is that there are many references to "page xx", but the numbering of pages stops after page 20. What a stupid oversight on the part of the publisher!

Still, this is a worthwhile book for anyone interested in the history and/or fabrication of neon.
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