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Rīgas arhitektūra un pilsētbūvniecība 17. gadsimta otrajā pusē
Architecture and urban planning of Riga in the 2nd half of the 17th century

Author(s): Anna Ancāne
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Architecture, Visual Arts, Military history, Modern Age, 17th Century
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Riga architecture; urban planning; fortifications; sacred architecture; secular buildings; dwelling houses; Rupert Bindenschu; Baroque; Classicism; architectural finish; gables; portals; windows;
Summary/Abstract: The 17th century was a period of significant transformations in the architecture of Riga. The medieval town turned into a modern-time Baroque city. This complex process was exemplified by a diverse spectrum of phenomena – reconstruction program of fortifications, architecture of sacred, public and residential buildings as well as their décor. The study of Baroque Riga’s changing visual image and relevant international sources is supplied with a rich array of images from Latvian and foreign archives, museums and libraries. The publication is based on the doctoral dissertation defended at the Latvian Academy of Art in 2010. The volume includes extensive English and German summaries.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-8471-7-2
  • Page Count: 447
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Latvian