The rural and cultural lanscape of Nowe Miasto Lubawskie County
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Instytut Północny im. Wojciecha Kętrzyńskiego w Olsztynie
Online publication date: 2018-07-03
Publication date: 2018-07-04
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Konrad Bączek
KMW 2018;300(2):288–330
The article discusses the rural cultural landscape of the Nowe Miasto district. However, folkloric elements relating to the description of settlement processes and the material culture of particular eras (both monuments and objects that do not have this status) was not included. At the same time, it is based on the assumption prevalent in Polish academia that the rural landscape is a space historically shaped by human activity, containing products of civilization (a historical rural layout, a historical urban layout) and natural elements (avenues, parks, other landscape elements). The rural landscape which is defined as cultural heritage can be read, observed, felt and understood, consisting of elements such as buildings, roads, water, places of worship and memory, as well as engineered structures. It is both a landscape of rural buildings, as well as an agricultural (production) landscape. Aside from the discussion of individual elements of the cultural landscape, this article also presents conclusions regarding the condition of their preservation and their possible maintenance or reconstruction.