ZABYTKI TECHNIKI WOJEWÓDZTWA ŚLĄSKIEGO Przewodnik po wybranych obiektach. Wyd. Śląskie Centrum Dziedzictwa Kulturowego w Katowicach, 2003
MONUMENTS OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE VOIVODESHIP OF SILESIA
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The voivodeship of Silesia contains more than a half of Polish monuments of technology, comprising the local cultural landscape and decisive for the identity of the region. Unfortunately, industrial monuments continue to be insufficiently appreciated and protected, and the technical degradation of old post-industrial buildings progresses at a disturbingly rapid rate. This is the reason why the publication Zabytki techniki Śląska. Przewodnik po wybranych obiektach (The Monuments of Technology in Silesia. A Guide to Select Objects) is regarded as extremely apt and necessary. The guidebook contains a list of 112 objects in 47 localities. Each of the entries (also in English and German) provides historical data about industrial enterprises. The authors discuss assorted branches of industry: ironworks, mines, textile works, breweries, the railway, etc., and outline the biographies of the creators of Silesian industry. The presented publication is the first attempt at identifying the varied monuments of technology in the voivodeship of Silesia, and comprises an important element in the preparation of a programme of industrial tourism, which for many objects could be the only chance of survival.
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