LIBRARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE SECOND POLISH REPUBLIC 1918–1939:PROBLEMS OF FUNCTION AND FORM
The history of Polish library architecture from 1918–1939 encompasses a number of issues relating to the architectural form and functional solutions. Stylistic features used at the time reflected the evolution of the architectural form over the twenty years of the interwar period: from the national in Warsaw, the library of the Lvov University of Technology, the library of the Płock Seminar), throstyle (the library of the Warsaw School of Economics) and academic classicism (the Judaic Library ugh monumental-modernised forms (the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków) to modern functionalism (The Jozef Piłsudski Regional and Municipal Public Library in Łódź). However, the author of the article focuses primarily on the functional layouts used at the time as well as the challenges and problems associated with them. The effects achieved by architects reflect the design trends in European architecture of the period and testify to a gradual development of the library design theory in Poland.