Lecture of theBydgoszcz Academy of Art.
“…films have an appropriate place in education, and it seems likely that in teaching the history of architecture the use of films rather than books will contribute to a tremendous progress in general spatial education.”
Bruno Zevi [1918-2000], Architecture as space, How to look at architecture, 1974, p. 59, translated by Adam Nadolny
Modernism is an epoch in the history of Polish and European architecture, which could not have existed without a visual reflection of its visual and spatial values. Modernism in Poland in the second half of the 20th century was created for the needs of the new spatial and political reality. The image of architectural objects in the new system, recorded both in photography and on film, became a register of achievements of an important in the history of architecture time of creative fascination with geometry and modernity, light and space.
The modernist architecture of the 1960s became, on the one hand, an element of propaganda and, on the other hand, an unequivocal presentation of the visual and existential needs of the Polish society. Post-war Polish urban planning and architecture in the last few decades have been the subject of many research and scientific treatises. Architectural historians have been trying – from the point of view of the present – to make an unambiguous diagnosis of this time. The presented lecture will aim to show how we can define the heritage of Polish post-war modernism through the movie image of the epoch
Adam Nadolny – PhD, . architectural engineer, assistant professor at the Department of History, Theory and Preservation of Heritage, Faculty of Architecture, Poznań University of Technology, deals with the history of architecture and modernist urban planning after 1945. Author of more than 90 scientific articles and the following scientific monographs: Complementary housing development from 1945-1968 in Poznań: selected aspects of the issue (Poznań 2010), Projects of Poznań housing estates and their current shape. (Poznań 2011, together with Karolina Sobczyńska), Poznań’s architecture after 1945: projects in the context of historical urban forms based on the example of Wilda, Łazarz, and Jeżyce districts (Poznań 2012). Modernist architecture in the Polish ﬁlm of the 1960s (Poznań 2018), Modern architecture in Polish feature films of the 1960s ( Poznań 2019)
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