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

Author Piechotka, Maria & Kazimierz / Cieszkowski, Krzysztof [Tr.]
Place of Publication Warsaw
Publication Name Wydawnictwo Krupski i S-ka
Year 2004
Language(s) English
RARE revised English edition of a comprehensive and profusely illustrated monograph devoted to wooden synagogues in Poland, divided into two parts. The first part contains a preface which presents the historical background, basic information on the Jewish diaspora, synagogue architecture and summary information on brick and masonry synagogues in Poland, discusses the architectural and structural solutions used for wooden synagogues erected between the mid-17th century and the early 20th century in the territory of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as well as their interior layout. The second part is designed as a photo album, and contains numerous descriptions, drawings and photographs of the selected wooden synagogues from this period. 335x235mm. 416 pages. Hardcover with illustrated dust-jacket. Jacket slightly rubbed. Jacket edges/corners/hinges slightly wrinkled. Cover bottom corners and spine edges bumped. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and beautifully illustrated book on Polish wooden synagogues, written and compiled by the preeminent authorities in the field, is in very good condition.
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