Laying bare the secrets and the stories behind Warsaw’s Hoża street, the new Polish-English language book is set to achieve cult status for its charming exploration of the city’s hidden side.
Beginning his fascination with borders from an early age, since embarking on his book, Lewis Baston has visited all four corners of Poland as well as several smaller border towns in his quest to explain the history of the country’s borders.
Released tomorrow (May 24), What the Ermine Saw: The Extraordinary Journey of Leonardo da Vinci’s Most Mysterious Portrait by Eden Collinsworth reveals the astonishing history behind one of Poland’s most beloved national treasures and a painting that many rank as better that even Da Vinci’s best-know work the Mona Lisa.
Titled ‘Images of Gdańsk on Glass Plate Negatives from the Collections of Stadtmuseum Danzig’, the hefty bi-lingual tome presents nearly 200 images taken from the National Museum of Gdańsk’s collection of almost 2,700 glass plates.
In this episode, a tale of how back in the 1960s an intrepid team of Polish architects helped rebuild Skopje – the capital of what is now North Macedonia – after a devastating earthquake.
Printed just as war broke out, Katarzyna Łoza’s book is a tender and deeply personal tribute to Ukraine – broaching the middle ground between travel guide and reportage, the work has taken on a new significance by offering a powerful glimpse of a nation standing on the brink of tragedy.
Being here is the very definition of soul-warming happiness. Clad in wood and covering a footprint of just 25 sq/m, the Bookworm Cabin is an intimate little treasure.
Entitled “Solo. Moje samotne wspinaczki” (Solo. My solitary climbs), the illustrated, 234 page book released on January 12th delves into the climber’s circumstances, emotions and motivations that led him to undertake each of his solitary ascents, with that of ‘killer mountain’ Nanga Parbat, considered by Wielicki as his greatest achievement.
Before her death, 8-year-old Małgosia Kląskała from Wrocław penned a 19-page book in which she asked her parents to ‘embrace life’ and told them: “I loved spending time with you, I love you, kisses. Gosia, who is no longer there, but still remembers about you.”
Entitled "Warszawaupproret 1944" (1944 Warsaw Uprising) by Swedish historian Artur Szulc, the book’s publishers say that for decades the Warsaw Uprising was largely unknown outside Poland owing to the Iron Curtain.