Joining Forces for the Art of the Homeland: The Jahrbuch für bildende Kunst in den Ostseeprovinzen (1907–1913) from the Perspectives of Artistic Collaboration, Visual Documentation, Design and Typography
Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis
Keywords:Baltic art, art periodicals, book design, typography, regional identity, intercultural collaboration
The article is the first attempt to give a focused analysis of the annual art and architecture periodical Jahrbuch für bildende Kunst in den Ostseeprovinzen that was published by the Riga Society of Architects in 1907–1913 (since 1911 as Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst in den Ostseeprovinzen). The main aspects of interpretation include the aesthetic programme of this yearbook and a chronology of its implementation, prehistory, models and context, qualities of design and typography, identity of designers, highlights of the visual and textual content, scope of and gaps in national and regional representation, as well as influence on other initiatives in the field of art periodicals.