Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Rolled, Excellent (minor edge damage)
This item is available for immediate shipment. It is variously known to the public as an Anatomy of Time poster, an Anatomy of Time exhibition poster and an Anatomy of Time conference.
This is a 27" x 39" Polish poster designed by Franciszek Starowieyski to promote the 1979 Anatomy of Time exhibition at the Museum of Technology in Warsaw Poland.
A description of the exhibition appears in the Introduction to The Study of Time IV: Papers from the Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, ed. J. T. Fraser, 2012: "The poster is that of an exhibition held at the Museum of Technology in Warsaw, Poland, between February 12 and June 20, 1979. Called the Anatomy of Time, it was organized by a small community of scientists and scholars devoted to the study of time.
"The exhibit was attended by an estimated total of 100,000 visitors. A telegram of congratulations was received on opening day from the International Society for the Study of Time. It was received as a sign of world solidarity among those, anywhere, concerned with the role of time in the collective and individual affairs of man.
"The intent of the exhibit was to encourage individual concern with time via the visual message of the displays. Captions were held to a minimum. Instead, the intricate beauty and the significance of the devices themselves were emphasized by the way they were displayed.
"The newest items were instruments produced by the Polish precision industry of our own days. The oldest devices included an Arabic astrolabe from the 11th century, on loan from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and several sundials from the Przypkowski Museum in Jedrzejow, co-organizer of the exhibit.
"The national press was generous in reporting in words and pictures the details of the exhibit. Talk shows on radio and television emphasized the social aspects of time: work, leisure and the significance of related technology.
"Simultaneously with the exhibit, we held lectues and discussions, and also convened a meeting of the Polish Chronosophical Society. It was its seventh meeting since its founding in 1974.
"Perhaps the most popular item on exhibit was a real, live, rooster in a cage, near the entrance. It was lively, crowed seldom, but was not at all nervous. It lent authenticity to its mechanical counterpart on the poster and reminded people that there is much to the study of time about which even the most perfect clock can say nothing."
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