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Mihaly Biro - Pathos in Rot

English, German · Paperback / Softback


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The designer Mihaly Biro (1886-1948) was the graphic voice of Soviet communism in Hungary. He joined the Social Democratic cause early in life, and between 1910 and 1920 designed some of the most widely admired posters and illustrations of the era, for the SZDP (Hungarian Social Democratic Party) and then the Hungarian Soviet Republic. The advent of Miklos Horthy's fascist regime soon forced him to flee to Vienna, where he created "The Horthy Portfolio" (1920), a set of color lithographs that documented the atrocities of the Horthy regime. Alongside such political works, Biro also created posters for individual businesses and the booming Austrian film industry. He was soon forced to leave Austria, and relocated to Czechoslovakia, then to Paris, returning to Budapest one year before his death in 1948. This revelatory monograph surveys Biro's political posters, as well as commercial work, postcards, photographs and lithographs.

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Authors Michael Diers, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Peter Klinger
Assisted by Peter Noever (Editor)
Publisher Verlag für moderne Kunst
Languages English, German
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.12.2017
No. of pages 144
Dimensions 128 mm x 242 mm x 15 mm
Weight 331 g
Illustrations 70 colour illustrations
Series MAK Studies
Subject Humanities, art, music > Art > Plastic arts

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