Faculty of Historical and Pedagocial Science

Journal financed by the
Faculty of Historical and Pedagocial Science
at the University of Wroclaw

Issue 1(63)/2022



The first of this year’s issues of our quarterly opens with an article by Małgorzata Popiołek-Roßkamp, whose author analyses the currently popular, both in the media and in scientific debates, theme of the so-called crisis of humanities, perceived by researchers of the contemporary world – technicised and indifferent to this sphere of human existence. The next text is a discussion of the story of the title of one of Jacek Malczewski’s most famous paintings – the so-called Melancholy (Paulina Łuczak). Krzysztof Siatka joins the circle of recently popular studies on the content of periodicals devoted to art, analysing the socio-political biweekly “Student”, published in Krakow in 1969–1981. Historians of architecture and urban planning will be, I believe, intrigued by Cezary Wąs’s extensive text devoted to the contribution of Polish architects to the Athens Charter, adopted in 1933, which after 1945 became an important programme for the reconstruction of cities destroyed during the war, the expansion of existing ones and the construction of new ones. For enthusiasts of architecture and its richly illustrated publications, I recommend Martine Hamilton Knight’s article discussing the monumental series of publications under the common title of “Buildings of England”, initiated by Nikolaus Pevsner. To recall the previous issue of “Quart” and return to Wrocław themes, we include two texts: on murals present in the space of our city (Barbara Salij-Hofman) and on the paintings of Łukasz Huculak, an artist affiliated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (Marta Nokielska). The whole is complemented by reviews of a three-volume publication dedicated to Polish theatrical and social scenography of the 20th and 21st (Patrycja Cembrzyńska) and an exhibition of works by Krzysztof Jung, who died in 1998, at the Gunia Nowik Gallery in Warsaw (Grzegorz Piotrowski).

We know that the Muses become silent during the war, but regardless of the current situation in Europe, it remains for me to wish you an intellectually satisfying reading of the studies we present, and for myself and all of us to return to normality and to forget the curse of long ago: “May you live in interesting times”.

On behalf of the Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. habil. Waldemar Okoń

  Od redakcji / Editorial



  Spis treści / Table of Contents

/ Małgorzata Popiołek-Roßkamp /
  O (nie)potrzebności humanistyki
  On the (un)necessity of the humanities. Summary

/ Paulina Łuczak /
  Tytuł jako farmakon. Dzieje tytułów obrazu Jacka Malczewskiego znanego pod nazwą Melancholia
  Title as pharmakon. The story of the titles of Jacek Malczewski’s painting known as Melancholia. Summary

/ Krzysztof Siatka /
  Promocja konceptualizmu oraz diagnoza „trzeciej siły”. Organizacja świata sztuki i pracy artystów w oczach krytyki na łamach krakowskiego „Studenta” w latach 1969–1981
  Promotion of conceptualism and the diagnosis of the “third force”. Organisation of the world of art and work of artists in the eyes of critics in the Krakow “Student” in the years 1969–1981. Summary

/ Cezary Wąs /
  Karta ateńska – przegląd problematyki i zagadnienie wkładu polskich architektów
  The Athens Charter – a review of the issues and the question of the contribution of Polish architects. Summary

/ Martine Hamilton Knight /
  “The Pevsner Way of Seeing”. A paper on contriving the “timelessness” of architectural photography for Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s “Buildings of England” series of books
  “The Pevsner Way of Seeing”. A paper on contriving the timelessness’ of architectural photography for Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s “Buildings of England” series of books. Summary

/ Barbara Salij-Hofman /
  Z piedestału na ścianę. Wrocławskie murale upamiętniające jako nowe pomniki w przestrzeni miejskiej
  From pedestal to wall. Commemorative murals in Wroclaw as new monuments in urban space. Summary

/ Marta Nokielska /
  Konstrukcja a motyw organiczny. Rola aspektów formalnych w malarstwie Łukasza Huculaka
  Construction and the organic motif. The role of formal aspects in Lukasz Huculak’s painting. Summary

/ Patrycja Cembrzyńska /
  Co wynika z ustawienia?
  What does the setting imply? Summary

/ Grzegorz Piotrowski /
  Krzysztof Jung w środku świata
  Krzysztof Jung in the middle of the world. Summary

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from July 17th, 2023 (100 points)

ISSN 1896-4133 (printed version)
ISSN 2449-9285 (electronic version)

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