Bogato ilustrowany album o Krakowie w języku angielskim. Obok pięknych zdjęć album zawiera krótką historię miasta oraz opisuje największe zabytki . Idealny prezent dla obcokrajowca.
Cracow is the most historic and architecturally
beautiful city in Poland, the ancient capital for 700
years and a gem amongst European cities. Its oldest
quarter is on UNESCO’s list of the world's twelve
most precious monuments.This book tells
Cracow’s story, revealing its artistic riches and
capturing its atmosphere of bygone times as well as
its present vibrancy.
Describing how kings, queens, noblemen, architects
and others shaped the city, the book focuses on
Cracow's glory days. in the Silver Age in the four-
teenth century, Cracow prospered from its location
at the crossing point of commercial routes to all
parts of the world and became a metropolitan and
politically powerful city, graced by outstanding
Gothic architecture. In the Golden Age, lasting until
the late sixteenth century, it flourished as a centre
of the sciences and art and acquired the
Renaissance features for which it is famous today.
Beata Moore's spectacular photographs present
Cracow in all its splendounThey show landmarks
such as the late Gothic St Mary's Church, with its
two towers; Wawel Castle, remodelled in the
Renaissance style in l504—48; and Main Square,the
largest medieval piazza in Europe and still the heart
of the city, used for parades and other festivities.
Details such as salt sculptures, marble tombs, shops
and horse-drawn carriages complete a portrait that
conveys all that is unique and magniﬁcent about
this unforgettable city.