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ID VenueA l'angle de la chaussée de Haecht et de l'avenue Louis Bertrand
Start Date1. september 2050
End Date1. januar 2999
NameArt Nouveau Buildings in Riga. A Guide to Architecture of Art Nouveau Metropolis
DescriptionThe book is a richly illustrated, comprehensive bilingual (Latvian / English) guide on Art Nouveau architecture of Riga. 210 buildings representing various trends inside Art Nouveau – Eclectically Decorative Art Nouveau, “Perpendicular” Art Nouveau, National Romanticism, and Neo-classicist influenced rational Art Nouveau – are analysed in the book. It consists of 5 chapters corresponding to location of buildings in the city, and 5 maps help to find them and make an individual route for every visitor himself. Each building is displayed on two facing pages of the book, and all the building descriptions include general information, photos of the building and its most characteristic details, plans and façade drawings either specially drawed or photographed from archive materials. Descriptions are supplemented with brief information on other 78 similar buildings to be found in the city. A general introduction on urban development of Riga and art processes in the city at the turn of the 19th and 20th century is also provided in the introduction, while at the end of the book there is an index of all the buildings mentioned in the book, and index of persons including biographies of 41 most outstanding architects of the Art Nouveau time.
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AuthorJanis Krastins
Year2007
PublisherADD PROJEKTS
ISBNISBN 9984-9687-2-8
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