- How did Baroque take root and evolve in Vilnius? Why did Baroque architecture become such a crucial part of the city's image and outlook?Can we still feel the spirit of Baroque today?
This book presents a history of Vilnius'Baroque, and its most notable pieces of art and architecture, and reflects on the phases of Baroque in the later periods. Vilnius'Baroque, with its variety of sources, manifold layers, and chronological diversity, is a witness to the past and a refection of the aspirations of its citizens, as well as being a guide to the architects of the future. Through more than a hundred photographs, the reader is invited to travel along the streets of the Old Town, to visit the suburbs, and to take a bird's-eye view of the city. The Baroque heritage is presented here in a way that makes the layers of history recognisable, clear, and relevant to people today.
- In English, 143 pages
Format: 10.8 x 9.3 inches (27.5 x 23.5 cm), hardcover
- Vilnius, Lithuania