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

Authors

  • Kristiāna Ābele

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37522/aaav.101.2021.69

Keywords:

Baltic art, art periodicals, book design, typography, regional identity, intercultural collaboration

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Kristiāna Ābele

Kristiāna Ābele is an art historian and editor, a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga, a lecturer at the Department of Art History at the same institution, and a corresponding member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. She is the author of monographs about the artists, Pēteris Krastiņš (2006) and Johann Walter (Walter-Kurau) (2009; concise version, 2014), articles about artistic life in 1840–1890 and 1890–1915 in the Art History of Latvia (ed. by Eduards Kļaviņš; Vol. 4, 2014; Vol. 3, Book 2, 2019) as well as articles, conference papers, public lectures, essays, and exhibition projects about Baltic art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is the editor of several volumes of collected articles, including the triple issue Representing Art History in the Baltic Countries: Experiences and Prospects of the journal Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi (2018, vol. 27, no. 1–3).

Books block Vilnius Academy of Arts Gallery Artifex: 2009-2019 painting during the presentation. Photo by Lightstrokephoto (Valerija Semeniuk and Justas Gulbinovičius)

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Published

2021-05-20

How to Cite

Ābele, K. (2021). 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. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (101-102), 176–221. https://doi.org/10.37522/aaav.101.2021.69