22 October 2012 Fashion for books at Galeria Krakowska
This Thursday (the 25th of October), a huge campaign promoting reading will begin at Galeria Krakowska (ul. Pawia 5): Fashion for Books – from clay tablets to e-books. Celebrities and writers will encourage the visitors to take up reading. The guest will include, among others: Marek Krajewski, Urszula Dudziak, Szymon Hołownia, Maciej Orłoś, Katarzyna Stoparczyk, Kevin Aiston, Adam Malczyk and Michał Pałubski of Formacja Chatelet. The campaign will last until the 4th of November.
In Hala Grodzka on level -1, you will find an exhibition on the history of books, which will include: clay tablets, papyrus scrolls, codes and electronic books, among others.
You will be able to find out what the first pictographic script looked like and how it has changed over the ages to reach its modern form; learn how writing materials and tools have changed; and what the first printing presses and printed books were like. There will also be collections of exclusive, artistic books by Wydawnictwo Artystyczne Kurtiak i Ley and works of contemporary art – books and book-inspired installations.
One of the stalls will take you to a 15th century printing shop full of wood engravings and seals. The principle of a reconstructed Gutenberg’s printing press will be explained by Tadeusz Grajpel of Pracownia Technik Drzeworytniczych [Wood Engravings Studio]. Each participant will receive a sealed diploma, prepared according to printing technology of the 15th century, as a souvenir.
Additionally, on weekends (the 26th-28th of October and the 3rd-4th of November) from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m., reading and discussions will take place in the stage area. There will also be contests and games with books as awards. The campaign’s guests include: Marek Krajewski, Urszula Dudziak, Szymon Hołownia, Maciej Orłoś, Katarzyna Stoparczyk, Kevin Aiston, Adam Malczyk and Michał Pałubski of Formacja Chatelet. The programme includes workshops for children and teenagers, which will enable participants to learn the secrets of calligraphy, make their own clay tablets, try to write on wax tablets or learn to hand make paper.
Throughout the campaign, everyday form 12 a.m. to 6 p.m., you will be able to take part in Drugie Życie Książki [The second Life of a Book] – a huge book exchange free of charge. Everyone can participate in this campaign – just bring at least one book for exchange. Find more at: www.drugiezycieksiazki.pl
NOTICE: groups are kindly requested to make telephone reservations in advance at 0-12 428 99 00.