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Giulia Kamińska Di Giannantonio

The Silesian Elitism - a Few Words about the Mysticism in the Architecture of Upper Silesia (by the Example of St Joseph Church in Zabrze)

     The article The Silesian Elitism - a Few Words about the Mysticism in the Architecture of Upper Silesia (by the Example of St Joseph Church in Zabrze) constitutes an attempt to find and to interpret the ideological meanings in architectures of Saint-Joseph’s church in silesian town Zabrze. The church was built in 1931 according to the project of Dominikus Böhm, a german expressionist architect. Nowadays, it is one of the most interesting modern sacral buildings in Poland. The author presents a theological sense of the architectural forms. She also underlines the importance of influence of the regional context in contemporary try to reinterpret the presented building.

     Keywords: St Joseph church, Zabrze, Dominikus Böhm, architecture, mysticism

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