Sunday, 3 May 2015

the estate

Majątek (The Estate) is in-depth anthology of texts on dramatic events in the 20th c., Central and Eastern Europe - "plundered manor houses of the nobility, art collections which have either been completely lost or dispersed, palaces turned into schools or museums, entire social classes destroyed" - which accompanies a gorgeous exhibition at Królikarnia, National Museum in Warsaw. The book includes a set of texts on art, war, law and economy by such authors as Jan Sowa and Svetalana Boym, and photographic essay by Krzysztof Pijarski.