There are two most distinguished periods of Lithuanian architecture – Vilnius Baroque architecture and Kaunas Modernism of the Interwar period. Plenty of books are written about the first one, whilst Kaunas modernism is beginning to receive the deserved attention only nowadays. Extremely short period of the first independent Republic of Lithuania showed that even a young state can emerge with exeptional architecture. These structures had a significant influence over the Soviet period, as well as on contemporary Lithuanian architects.
243 buildings – original and distinctive, from Interwar and Soviet Kaunas, together with architecture of today, can be found in Kaunas Architectural Guide, published for the first time. Here, illustrated with photos and drawings, their history is being told.
The book also has a special forfeiture chapter – with stories of already demolished or abandoned buildings, which still remain very important to Kaunas' genius loci.
edited by Julija Reklaitė texts by Almantas Bružas, Marija Drėmaitė, Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Jolita Kančienė, Rūta Leitanaitė, Nijolė Lukšionytė, Vaidas Petrulis photographs byNorbert Tukaj and others design by Kontis Šatūnas translated from Lithuanian by Andrius Gailiūnas language editor Joseph Everatt
ISBN 978-609-8198-02-7 336 pages, 150 x 170 x 20 mm flexi-cover, bw illustrations