Pierwsze stulecie modernizmu
The first centenary of Modernism
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Modernism continues and its canon is still being developed in modern architecture. The Catalan authors of the Szczecin Philharmonic, laureates of the Mies van der Rohe Award, may not have known the works by Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński, but their understanding of shaping space is close to the research and work of the representatives of the interwar avant-garde connected with Łódź. The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Polish avant-garde in 2017 and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of Bauhaus this year make us aware how much this movement still defines fine arts, architecture and design. Łódź, the city of the couple of artists who created the foundations of the modern movement, the city of the model housing estate in Polesie Konstantynowskie and the unique complex of downtown tenement houses, should perhaps finally appreciate the potential of its Modernist identity. Perhaps it is worthwhile to recognize and make others be aware of the Modernist Łódź.
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