Guide to Krakow Architecture - book

Among many guidebook-like publications on Krakow and vicinity, there is not a single one to concentrate on the architecture of the city and its surroundings. The Guide to Krakow Architecture is the first publication of this type, gathering and systematising the available information. It is targeted not only at art historians but also for the inhabitants of Krakow, and tourists, arriving in great numbers to the city. Apart from the brief history of Krakows architecture, the book will include the descriptions of individual objects, drawings, maps, and photographs (both black-and-white and colour.) The author, Jacek Purchla, suggests also a number of routes for visitors.
Jacek Purchla is a historian and art historian, at the Institute of the History of Art of the Jagiellonian University, where he is the head of the Department of Urban Studies. He is the Director of the International Culture Centre in Krakow; his research is focused on the questions of urban planning and development, economic history, and history of art and especially of architecture.

Author: Jacek Purchla
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Literackie
Date of publication: December 2000