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Rīgas Doma viduslaiku arhitektūra un būvplastika eiropeisko analoģiju kontekstā
Medieval Architecture and Plastic Decor of Riga Dom Cathedral in the Context of European Analogies

Author(s): Agnese Bergholde
Subject(s): Cultural history, Architecture, Middle Ages
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Riga Dom Cathedral; medieval architecture; sacred buildings; architectural sculpture; plastic décor; capitals; motifs; construction history
Summary/Abstract: Riga Dom Cathedral and its monastery is an outstanding example of medieval architecture in Latvia and the oldest brick architecture ensemble in the Baltic region. It was the first major artistic achievement of ancient Livonia. For the first time the rich 13th century architectural sculpture of the Dom Cathedral is extensively and thoroughly examined as an indispensable part of the ensemble in the context of construction history of church and monastery. An attempt has been made to establish the regional specificity of Riga Dom ensemble in comparison with Europe’s other sacred buildings. The publication contains annotated catalogue of Dom Cathedral’s architectural sculpture in Latvian and German as well as an extensive summary in German. Agnese Bergholde’s monograph is based on her PhD work defended at the Latvian Academy of Art in 2011.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-8471-4-1
  • Page Count: 408
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Latvian