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.
all guidebooks in different languages
Vilnius: Lithuanian – English – German – Polish
Kaunas: Lithuanian – English – German – Polish
Neringa: Lithuanian – English edition will be published later in 2020
Palanga: Lithuanian Edition will be published later in 2020
Klaipėda: in progress
edited by Julija Reklaitė
texts by Almantas Bružas, Marija Drėmaitė, Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Jolita Kančienė, Rūta Leitanaitė, Nijolė Lukšionytė, Vaidas Petrulis
photographs by Norbert Tukaj and others
design by Kontis Šatūnas
translated from Lithuanian by Andrius Gailiūnas
language editor Joseph Everatt
336 pages, 150 x 170 x 20 mm
flexi-cover, bw illustrations
published in collaboration with Architektūros fondas.
published by LAPAS books, February 2017
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