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Poland: Home of a Thousand-Year-Old Nation
Poland: Home of a Thousand-Year-Old Nation, is a book that explores a concept close to the heart of every human being.

As a cultural phenomenon, besides having physical form, the home also has a spiritual aspect. A thousand years of history is a vast swathe of time that encourages reflection and an exploration of not only widely known and admired works of Polish architecture but also of examples that are usually absent from colorful coffee-table albums.

This book begins with the homes of Poles’ early Slavic forebears: caves and grottoes, the timber buildings of Biskupin, the famous prehistoric fortified settlement in northwestern Poland, and moves on to castles, palaces, town houses, rural architecture, manor houses, marketplaces, workers’ homes and contemporary residential architecture.

It also shows monasteries as the homes of religious communities and churches as houses of God.

This book of pictures by well-known photographer Adam Bujak, who has sought out subjects all over Poland, features an introduction by an expert in the field, Prof. Janusz Dobesz from the University of Wrocław, southwest Poland.

Poland: Home of a Thousand-Year-Old Nation

Photographs by Adam Bujak, text by Janusz Dobesz

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Biały Kruk

232 pages. Size: 24.5 x 33 cm. Chalk overlay paper, hard cover, dust jacket.

Separate language versions: Polish, English, German.