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News: Marton Orosz's thesis on early poster design and art
January 18, 2007, Marton Orosz

A sample page from the thesis, illustrating the relationship of visual language in art and poster design in works of Koloman Moser (upper left) and Franz von Stuck (lower right).
Marton Orosz (Istvan Orosz' and Dora Keresztes' son) has written an excellent diploma thesis in which he discusses the roots of the visual language used in early posters. The thesis, in hungarian, has 362 color illustrations and can be downloaded from the web in it's full extent:
  • A plakát születése: egy új műfaj keresi nyelvét
    (Die Entstehung des Plakats: eine neue Kunstart sucht ihre Sprache)

    Marton Orosz
    MA Thesis finished in 2005
    Budapest (HU), Eotvos Lorand Universitaet, Philosophische Fakultaet, Kunsthistorisches Institut
    Supervisor: Dr. Katalin Bakos
    The thesis can be downloaded as pdf (11 Mb) from (in hungarian)

See also the list of Current and recent dissertations, thesis and other work in progress on posters.

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