“Here Must be Such a Beautiful Level of Beauty Maintained”. About the Practice of Decorating Staircases Cover Image
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„Tu musi być taki średni poziom piękna utrzymany”. Rzecz o praktykach dekorowania klatek schodowych
“Here Must be Such a Beautiful Level of Beauty Maintained”. About the Practice of Decorating Staircases

Author(s): Alicja Nauman
Subject(s): Cultural history, Architecture, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: urban anthropology; anthropology of things; aesthetics; practice; Warsaw; flat
Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to seemingly banal and trivial practice of taking care of staircases in Warsaw blocks of flats. Exotic plants on window sills, rows of trinkets on unneeded tables once put out by neighbours is the everyday life of many of us living in Warsaw. This reality is often too kitsch to think about it, however the author examines it and tries to answer the question about its functions and social consequences.

  • Page Range: 183-192
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish