Eccentric sculptor, renderer, and philosopher Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) gained fame and notoriety in the late 1920s Chicago renaissance art scene for both his artistic skill and his uncompromising, opinionated approach to life. Szukalski produced hundreds of elaborate and profoundly expressive sculptures and thousands of drawings over a lifetime that also included decades of sickness, hunger, and neglect. Originally published in 1929, Projects in Design: Sculpture andArchitecture
reveals his mastery of draftsmanship and astonishing originality of design. We are proud to make this visionary and controversial artist's strange and beautiful work available in a handsome new edition.
The drawings in Projects in Design: Sculpture and Architecture range from highly detailed ornamental architectural elementsfireplaces, doorways, windowsto idealized city plans, bridges, tombstones and monuments befitting the heroes of Poland. These architectural fantasies incorporate elements of Egyptian, Minoan, and pre-Columbian art filtered through his vision of an idealized Poland, his unique, intricate drawing style, and his energetic writing and theorizing. This highly sought-after and long out-of-print classic features a new critical introduction by Szukalski scholar Dorota Chudzicka.