The Hipolit House
In Praise of Books. Robert Jahoda – craftsman and artist
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), an English writer and thinker, once said: "An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it." We do not know if the hero of our exhibition knew those words of the author of article: Darwin among the Machines, but his professional and personal life proved that he was pretty familiar with the thought behind those words.
The exhibition titled In Praise of Books. Robert Jahoda – craftsman and artist, held in the Hipolit Family tenement house was dedicated to the bookbinding master, Robert Jahoda (1862–1947). He was one of the most outstanding Polish bookbinders. He ran his bookbinding workshop in Kraków for 60 years – between 1887 and his death in 1947.