Sharon Macdonald – Memorylands. About Heritage and Identity in Contemporary Europe

Sharon Macdonald – Memorylands. About Heritage and Identity in Contemporary Europe

“In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in Europe and in other parts of the world, memory has become one of the most important and most frequently discussed issues of the present day. Memory has long been involved in justifying wars and conflicts. It was also used to call for apologies for past wrongs. Much public opinion today deplores the "cultural amnesia" that affects us, fearing the loss of memory about the past and, consequently, an important point of reference. There is also the fear of the disappearance of witnesses of important historical events and the devaluation of intergenerational memory.

Andrzej Tomaszewski – Towards a new philosophy of heritage

Professor Andrzej Tomaszewski is one of the most recognisable figures of Polish art preservation and conservation of the turn of the 21st century in the world. Being tied all his life to Warsaw, a city which has gone through severe historical ordeals, he not only resisted the typically Central European cultural nationalism, but also became a widely respected builder of bridges, a veritable Pontifex Maximum.

Joseph Rykwert – The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of Cities

The first publication, translated into Polish, by the author professor Joseph Rykwert, world famous art historian and architectural critic, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. The Seduction of Place is one of the most important of his achievements, and provides a discourse on the history of the relationship between man and the city traced to our contemporary times.

Krzysztof Kowalski – On the essence of European heritage – deliberations

A multi-layered reflection on heritage, a term which at the beginning of this century appeared in the analytical scientific language and social experience, as well as in constructing and interpreting the past.

Gregory Ashworth – Heritage planning

The fourth volume in the Heritology series is a collection of the texts of Gregory J. Ashworth. The essence of heritage is to use the past for contemporary purposes, also political and social.

Joseph Rykwert – The idea of a town: the anthropology of urban form in Rome, Italy and Ancient World

It is the only Polish translation of the first book by Joseph Rykwert – one of the finest architectural historians and critics.

John Tunbridge – The Changing of the Guard. Heritage at the turn of the century

A selection of essays by one of the greatest living heritologists (and founding fathers of this discipline), which is also the first Polish-language presentation of the unique contribution of John Tunbridge to international research on world heritage.
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