„The Architecture of a Rational Europe” uncovers ideas related to architectural history that have not been previously published in Polish literature. The book describes the development of architecture in the context of social, historical, political and civilizational changes from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. Łukasz Wojciechowski, in mapping important historical events from that period on to architecture, examines the physical and lasting results of changing ideologies and their manifestation in the form of buildings, settlements and cities.
Although „The Architecture of Rational Europe” is focused on a tight set of architecture-related issues, it also represents a thoughtful and personal meditation. The book is a work of deep thinking and research and yet it is fundamentally accessible, appealing to anyone seeking a reexaminination of architecture and its historical import. In his review of particular buildings in historical context, readers will discover an „architectural sum” of the most significant manifestations of human activity.
„It is often said that architecture is the image of the civilization that created it. In order to understand architecture — public buildings, housing, open spaces and other works — it is worth knowing the context in which it arises. Łukasz Wojciechowski’s book explores important issues around modernity (commonly referred to as post-industrial revolution) and architecture’s physical projection in the form of completed buildings — as well as ideas that remained only on paper.”
— Piotr Lewicki, Kazimierz Łatak
The series is dedicated to the memory of Professor Tomasz Mańkowski, architect.
Architecture of a rational Europe
Series: The most important is Architecture, volume V
EMG Publisher, Krakow 2019
Soft cover with wings
Format: 168×210 mm
Price: PLN 39.00
Premiere: 10 April 2019