Professor Andrzej Tomaszewski is one of the most recognisable figures of Polish art preservation and conservation of the turn of the 21st century in the world. Being tied all his life to Warsaw, a city which has gone through severe historical ordeals, he not only resisted the typically Central European cultural nationalism, but also became a widely respected builder of bridges, a veritable Pontifex Maximum.
The book brings together articles and essays by Professor Andrzej Tomaszewski on such topics as the theory, philosophy and principles of cultural heritage protection and their implementation in conservation practice, German-Polish cooperation in the field of joint research and conservation, and the protection and conservation of historical monuments in Poland. The texts on conservation practice often refer to the author’s personal experience.
The book is available only in Polish.