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Rīgas pilsētas arhitekts Johans Daniels Felsko (1813-1902)
The First Riga City Architect Johann Daniel Felsko (1813-1902)

Author(s): Daina Lāce
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Architecture, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Johann Daniel Felsko; Riga architecture; Historicism; Neo-Gothic; Neo-Renaissance; round-arch style; sacred architecture; public buildings; residential houses
Summary/Abstract: Johann Daniel Felsko (1813–1902) is the first Master Builder of Riga who received academic training and held the title of City Architect. After journeyman’s travels and studies of architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the most prominent North European centre of artistic education in that time, he returned to his native city. Felsko belongs to the first generation of Historicist architects. His four decades of creativity illustrate the appearance and development of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance and round-arch style in the biggest Baltic port city of the Russian Empire. Daina Lāce’s monograph is based on her PhD dissertation that was defended at the Latvian Academy of Art in 2010, and its publication celebrates the 200th anniversary of the architect’s birth. The volume includes extensive English and German summaries

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-8355-1-3
  • Page Count: 335
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Latvian