No. 98 (2020): Tarpukario Vilnius: dailės ir architektūros pavidalai 1919–1939 metai / Interwar Vilnius (1919–1939): Shapes of Art and Architekture
Sudarė / Edited by
dr. Algė Andriulytė
Leidimo metai / Release date: 2020
Apimtis / Pages: 384
Tiražas / Print run: 200
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the art of the Interwar period in Vilnius, and this trend can now be observed not only in Lithuania but in the neighbouring countries as well (primarily Poland). The topicality of Vilnius modernism motivates us to consider its Interwar period art and architecture as belonging to the history of European modernism as a whole.
This issue of Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis introduces a col lection of papers by researchers from a wide range of areas (including art history, art theory, architecture, and heritage studies). Their research re volves around just as wide a range of questions: Was there such a thing as Vilnius modernism, and what were its traits? What was its relation to local traditions and heritage? What brought it into existence (if it was there in the first place)? What roles did the state institutions and individuals play in art, architecture, and heritage?
The joint efforts of Lithuanian and Polish researchers have opened new vistas of historical research into the art and architecture of Interwar Vilnius. They show us how the efforts of artists, architects, restorers, and conservationists were reflected in the cultural identity of the city and its citizens, the political artefacts, and other telling visual documents.