Taken in the 1930s by a French WWI veteran visiting the country, the candid pictures offer a remarkable insight into a long-forgotten past.
The religious books come from the original collection in the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva which was once the largest Talmudic school in the world. The fate of the library is one of the biggest wartime mysteries of Lublin.
Composed for his last European project, the six handwritten manuscripts are from a project entitled “Moja słodka europejska ojczyzna” (My sweet European homeland) which Komeda established in 1967 in the German city of Baden-Baden on the theme of Jazz and Poetry.
Praising the library for ‘probably being the greenest library in Europe’, the A' Design Award judges said: “It is a project inspired by nature, ecology and the idea of sustainable development.
First appearing in Łódź’s Manufaktura complex in the summer of 2020, the idea has since taken off rapidly with an increasing number of cities getting in on the act.
In what has been described as a ‘breakthrough project’ the initiative will analyse the odours and their historical significance in an attempt to develop a new interpretation of the artefacts.
Poland will spend over PLN 1.08 billion (EUR 238 million) in 2021-25 to promote reading through investments in public and school libraries, and promotional activities, the culture minister has said.
Researchers at Warsaw’s University Library came across the strand inside Thomasinus de Ferraria’s Sermones Quadragesimales during work on the manuscript.
The 23 titles in 32 volumes at the Raczyński Library in Poznań include the "Civitatum aliquote insignarum et locorum magis munitorum exacta delineatio" published in Venice in 1574 – the oldest atlas in the library’s collection and one of the oldest around.
Dubbed the future face of libraries in which ‘culture meets the sustainable lifestyle’, the creations by GK-Atelier Grzegorz Kłoda have set the design world aflutter.