Heaven's Gates: Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

 
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[English ed.] Piechotka, Maria & Kazimierz. "Heaven's Gates: Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth" ["Bramy nieba: Boznice drewniane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej" (Polish edition)]. Published by Wydawnictwo Krupski i S-ka, Warsaw, 2004. This book contains 642 monochromatic photographs and illustrations, as well as 3 maps. 33 x 24 cm. 411 pages [+6]. Brown cloth hardback with illustrated dust jacket. Blue lettering on front cover and spine. The second edition of the monumental monograph on the Jewish wooden synagogues in the territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which has been expanded and updated by color illustrations relative to the first English language edition from 1959. The book presents the architecture of irretrievably destroyed wooden synagogues, of which not a single one survived World War II. The study begins with an historical outline, and proceed with the cross-sectional discussion of structural and spatial solutions, up to the part of the catalog presenting the individual objects. Big advantage of the publication are the used in the text detailed drawings and photographic materials from the pre-war inventories of the then existing objects.

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