First in twenty years publication about Warsaw Scarp – its history, cultural heritage, present times an people connected to it. This books takes a reader for a walk through places less know to the public, and allows to discover Warsaw Scarp’s charm.
An escarpment is also a place steeped in legends and myths, Wars and Sawa, the Warsaw Mermaid, the Basilisk, the Golden Duck… Prince Kazimierz Poniatowski located his house of pleasure here (the Elizeum in Park Na Książęcem), and the Freemasons – their lodge.
Finally, the Skarpa is an urban public space shared by all of us today. We live and work here, we walk, ride our bikes, invest and build here. Unfortunately, too often we do not identify the escarpment as a whole, we do not know its history, we do not develop its potential.
Table of contents
The story of Skarpa Warszawska is told by…
Wandering in time and space on the Warsaw Escarpment
The Escarpment – A Useful History
The Warsaw Escarpment – On the Trail of Culture and Memory
Once up, once down, or the curiosities of Skarpa Warszawska
Urban linearity as a challenge
Artur Jerzy Filip
The Right to the Escarpment
The Warsaw Escarpment discussed by…
Warsaw Escarpment Collective work Edition 1 Price: PLN 19 Concept and editorial supervision: Piotr Grabowski Editors: Maria Żurek Proofreading: Anna Lewandowska Layout and graphic design: Olek Modzelewski (olekmo.pl), Norbet Strukow (strukow.pl) ISBN: 978-83-942842-0-6