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Danuta i Daniel Olędzcy. Architektura na miarę możliwości.
Danuta and Daniel Oledzki. Architecture worthy of its epoch

Author(s): Błażej Ciarkowski
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Architecture, Sociology of the arts, business, education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: socialist modernism; socialist realism; Danuta Olędzka; Daniel Olędzki; modern architecture; polish people's republic
Summary/Abstract: The biography of the couple of Tri-city architects, Danuta and Daniel Oledzki presents the image of designers of above-average professional achievements, authors of several buildings which were written down into the records of the history of Polish architecture. Grunwald Housing Estate (Grunwaldzka Dzielnica Mieszkaniowa) in Gdańsk, „falowce” multi-family housing, Wybrzeże Theater or Center of Culture in Kielce are ones of the most significant examples of Polish architecture raised in the times of socialism. Meanwhile, each of the projects includes its own story representing the everyday life in Polish People's Republic. The book dedicated to Danuta and Daniel Oledzki is not only a history of the projects and their execution. Their biographies are representative for the whole generation of architects who were born in the Second Polish Republic and entered adulthood in postwar Poland. They achieved their full potential in the times of Gomułka and Gierek and finally had to struggle the post-communist transformation. The history of Oledzkis and their works appears to be important in terms of preservation of the architecture heritage of PRL. The genesis of specific buildings and its circumstances enables the full, objective evaluation and, therefore, protection of their fundamental values.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8331-221-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8331-220-0
  • Page Count: 220
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Polish