Photographs: Christian Parma
Text: Grzegorz Rudziński
Translation: James Richards
Poland—a patch of Europe located between the Baltic Sea and the Tatra Mountains, a country with a complicated past, repeatedly rising from ruins and fighting for its self-determination. Numerous ancient monuments of material history, traces of old cultures, customs and traditions, landscape and nature—all attempted to be shown in 20 thematic chapters, to encourage one to know and understand this land on the Vistula.
The book is divided into 20 chapters, entitled:
1. Historical outline
2. Geographical location and natural conditions
5. Wielkopolska as cradle of Poland
6. Selected portraits of Polish Kings
7. The larger cities…
8. …and the smaller cities and towns
9. Polish Jews
10. Places of oppression and murder by the Nazi German regime
11. World Cultural Heritage
12. National Parks
13. Poland and Poles in Art
14. Romanesque and Gothic art
15. Pearls of the Renaissance and the splendor of the Baroque
16. From New-Classicism to modernity
17. The birth and life of PRL
18. The Solidarity Phenomenon
19. Polish customs and traditions
20. Polish cuisine
CHRISTIAN PARMA is a photographer, publisher. A photographer for some 60 lavishly-illustrated travel books.
Publishing House: Parma® Press, Marki 2008
Softcover book measuring 6.7" x 9.5" x 0.4"
128 pages, 535 contemporary and archival photographs, map
English Language Version
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