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The Interior of Znanje Bookshop

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The central part of King Zvonimir street, at the peripheral part of the neighbourhood, on the ground floor of the 1939 Gospodarska Sloga (Economic Agreement) building, housed the Znanje bookshop with its sophisticated modernist interior for years.

Today it is home to the children’s section of the nearby Medvešćak library, but the original interior has been preserved. The building itself was constructed according to the architect M. Kauzlarić‘s design, while the ground space was divided and redecorated in 1957 for the purposes of the bookshop and publishing company ‘Seljačka Sloga’, according to Z. Marohnić‘s design.

The space is covered with mosaic terazzo flooring and wavy false ceiling, while the bookshop is equipped with minimalist wooden counters and bookshelves. A part of the northeastern wall is occupied by The History of Paper and Print fresco by the academy-trained painter Mladen Veža. Since the bookshop has been carefully preserved, today’s generations have a unique insight into the wholesome, authentic and valuable interior, characteristic of the architecture and design of the 1950s.

 
 
 
 

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