„Tygrysy/Tigers” – Wacław Kłyszewski, Jerzy Mokrzyński, Eugeniusz Wierzbicki
Tadeusz Barucki

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May 2014
Paperback, 96 pages
Translation: Stefan Sikora
Illustrations: 145 in colour and 41 black and white
Size: 21.5 x 19.5 cm
ISBN 978-83-930937-3-1
€ 13.50

First English edition of a monographic study on the work of a team of three major Polish architects, Wacław Kłyszewski, Jerzy Mokrzyński, Eugeniusz Wierzbicki, who were authors of several key designs in post-war Poland. Known in professional circles as “Tigers”, they largely subscribed to the tradition of pre-war modernism and made their name with buildings such as the Communist Party headquarters in Warsaw (now Banking and Financial Centre Nowy Świat), the Museum of the Tatra National Park in Zakopane, the Puppet Theatre in Białystok, the Filharmonic Hall in Rzeszów, and the Museum of Modern Art in Skopje. Their iconic brutalist railway station in Katowice was razed to ground in 2010, despite protests from the architects and to the amazement of the professional world. “It is unbelievable – writes the author of the book – that the twenty-first century, with its emphasis on the quality of architecture, has seen the demolition of the main railway station in Katowice, one of the best examples of contemporary Polish architecture.”

[look inside the book: excerpt 1, excerpt 2]

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