Image of the city and modern architecture in the Polish feature films of the 1960s’

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Adam Nadolny


This article focuses on the inter-dependencies between the film image and architecture. The author has attempted to define what sort of historical background preconditions the film image to gain the status of a source for research on the history of Polish urban planning and post-war architecture, with particular emphasis placed on the 1960s.


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Nadolny, A. (2019). Image of the city and modern architecture in the Polish feature films of the 1960s’. Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, 22(31), 135-144.
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Adam Nadolny, Faculty of Architecture Poznan University of Technology

since 2006, as regards his professional practice and scientific research, has been working at the Faculty of Architecture at the Poznan University of Technology. At present he holds the position of an associate professor at the Division of History of Architecture and Urbanism. He is the author of over 80 scientific publications dealing with such issues as the history of the Polish architecture of the second half of the 20th century, the history of urban planning and the relations between the architecture and the film image. He has been a visiting professor at such European Universities as Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Progettazione dell’Architettura, Università degli Studi di Roma „La Sapienza”, Facoltà di Architettura Valle Gulia, Università di Cagliari, Facoltà di Architettura; Dipartimento di Architettura, BTU Cottbus. Since 2012, at the Faculty of Architecture at Poznań University of Technology, he has been conducting research on the modern architecture in Polish feature films of the second half of the 20th century.


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