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Riga. Architectural Guide

Janis KrastinS

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ISBN 10: 3869222867 / ISBN 13: 9783869222868
Published by DOM Publishers Jun 2014, 2014
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Neuware - This guide book is a must-have for all those who are interested in European architecture and its rich history of diverse cultures. Riga is famous for its unique mixture of styles and traces of war and political change: German origins, Art Nouveau at its highest level and Soviet Modernism. Latvia is a young European nation on its way to architectural prominence. In 1997, the central part of Riga was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Daugava embankment and numerous streets dating back to medieval times encircle this unique area. The author's selection provides descriptions of nearly 800 buildings and various places of interest in Riga and its vicinity. Buildings from every historic period and architectural style are described, ranging from centuries old monuments to buildings currently still under construction. 400 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783869222868

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Title: Riga. Architectural Guide

Publisher: DOM Publishers Jun 2014

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Taschenbuch

Book Condition:Neu

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This guide book is a must-have for all who are interested in European architecture and its rich history of diversified culture. Undoubtedly Riga is famous for its unique mixture of styles and traces of war and politics: German roots, Art Nouveau at its highest quality, Soviet Modernism, and a young European's nation on its way to architectural profile. In 1997 the central part of Riga was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Daugava
embankment and numerous streets with medieval roots encircle this special area. The author's selection provides descriptions of nearly 800 buildings and various places in Riga and its vicinity. Buildings of all historical periods and architectural styles are described, ranging from centuries old monuments to buildings currently under construction.

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J?nis Krasti? (1943), Dr. habil. arch., member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (1994, holder of Grand Medal 1998), Professor of Riga Technical University, member of the Latvian Association of Architects (1970). He is the author of numerous projects for public and residential buildings and carried out investigations of historic structures. He has published over 680 scientific works, including 25 books on various aspects of architectural history.

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