The book answers the most pressing questions about Warsaw’s famous building – The Palace of Culture and Science – and its surrounding, but also the function, symbolic meaning and fate of the city center. It’s a result of over 30 years of research conducted by Waldemar Baraniewski – from the WWII desctruction of Warsaw to the contemporary debate on the future of Defilad Square.
The album part – a series of photographs by Błażej Pindor – is the first earnest attempt at an artistic interpretation of the space within and around the Palace. It serves as a witty analysis of the impact the architecture has on the viewer – dominating, rescaled, selfish and opulent beyond measure, at the same time raw and seductive.
“Pałac w Warszawie” is available in Polish language version only.
Project co-financed by the City of Warsaw