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Sanatoriju arhitektūra Latvijā 1918-1940
Sanatorium Architecture in Latvia 1918-1940

Author(s): Karīna Horsta
Contributor(s): Kristiāna Ābele (Editor), Stella Pelše (Translator)
Subject(s): Cultural history, Architecture, Visual Arts, Social history, Health and medicine and law, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), History of Art
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Sanatorium architecture in Latvia; healthcare architecture; sanatorium movement in Europe; Functionalism; Ernests Štālbergs; Kārlis Bikše; Aleksandrs Klinklāvs;
Summary/Abstract: This study is an analytical survey of sanatoriums built and arranged in the Republic of Latvia during the inter-war period, broadening the view on the healthcare architecture at that time. In Latvia's history of sanatorium architecture that began in the 1870s and lasted till the 1980s, the 1920s-30s saw the peak of the sanatorium construction type as a well-considered, stylistically consistent architectural object, organically blending in with the landscape and surrounding buildings. Leading architects of the time, like Ernests Štālbergs, Kaŗlis Bikše and Aleksandrs Klinklāvs, have greatly contributed to the development of Latvia's sanatoruium architecture. Because of specific requirements for sanatoriums, the researched objects are mostly located outside Riga - in rural areas and former resorts throughout Latvia. The book contains a summary of 7000 words and an a list of images in English.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-8721-2-9
  • Page Count: 256
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Latvian