This style, which at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century referred both to architecture and other fields of art, dominated in Riga for a short time, however, it left behind extraordinary colorful architectural examples. This coincided with the period when construction of high-rise residential buildings boomed in Riga and organically found a place in the architecture of Riga. Art Nouveau emerged in response to previous styles, especially to Eclectics, which required following particular historical styles. In contrast, Art Nouveau stresses a complete creative freedom, an expressive flight of fantasy with a tendency to show all utilitarian construction elements as artistic value. Characteristic features of Art Nouveau - sinuous lines, geometrical ornaments ľ divided into two main directions in Riga: decorative and romantic nationalistic Art Nouveau. Latvian architects, representatives of romantic nationalism, were E. Laube, K. PēkÜēns, A. Vanags, who created unique examples of national architecture (Tērbatas Street 15/17, Brīvības Street 47; 58; 62). Most characteristic examples of decorative Art Nouveau are buildings in Alberta Street constructed by M. EizenÜteins.
Alberta Street is considered as the epitome of Art Nouveau in Riga. Each house is a different and unique construction achievement from the beginning of 20th century. Nowhere else in Riga will you observe so expressive and concentrated flights of architectural fantasy. Buildings No. 2, 2a, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12 and 13 in Alberta Street are recognized as National Architectural Monuments. Excellent buildings are on Elizabetes Street 33 and on Strēlnieku Street 4A, which in addition has been perfectly renovated.
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agbonavita (0) 2006-06-19 18:37
No points!?? How can it be?
Very pretty this architecture, I love fašades rich in datails like that. I like the note, very informative.
Good colors and sharp.
nex (2738) 2006-06-20 4:01
Szia Gyorgyi;), this is a great detail I like it, but the rest of the image is overexposed
Buin (42354) 2006-06-22 12:04
You show us something very special. I never saw such a building before. The decoration is very interesting, no, it's unbelievable. Your picture shows the full symmetriy very impressive. The overexposed sky is in my opinion absolutely unimportant. Thank you!
Greetings from Germany!
daburg (155) 2006-06-26 0:40
Thanks for the shot, and the great note. I'm not sure but you may have sharpened the pic, if you have it works because of all the beautiful detail in this particular building. Just one reservation, the whiteness of the sky takes away from the interest of the designs of the building. Cheers
Lynette (1615) 2006-07-30 9:52
Great colours, the blue works well with grey. Wonderfull pov. Thanks for sharing your note very informative.
: ) lynette
Kititit (813) 2006-08-01 10:39
goos theme to capture.
the compo looks great.
i just don't like the burned sky.
perhaps, a different exposure and ISO may have helped.
note is very good (just a few incorrections about art nouveau here and there - but excellent)
paura (47166) 2006-11-08 13:15
Amazing architecture shot, George. Incredible photo full of interesting details! Very interesting art noveau style.
Abrašos do Brasil
robertosalguero (246) 2007-04-01 0:32
George the architecture of the time was splendid. The details and style are very unique and characteristic of a time when architecture was an art. Good composition with a well centered image, colours and sharpness very good. Nice work George.
PARDAL (624) 2007-07-22 2:51
Very original style and pretty architecture!!
We love the details!
NatÓlia i Joan
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-00
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Magnificent architectural memories from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 10:29