The Royal Vidzeme Town of Riga – Honorable Council’s Decree of Festivity and Dress

Description:

‘The Royal Vidzeme Town of Riga – Honorable Council’s Decree of Festivity and Dress’ was first printed in Riga in 1593 by Nikolaus Molleen. In 2014, its facsimile edition and translation in Latvian with academic commentary and articles will be published. It will be presented to the public in Turaida Museum-reserve by art historian Ina Līne, the leading researcher of Latvia State Archive Valda Kvaskovska and bibliographer Aija Taimiņa as part of the larger event comprising the opening of the exhibition ‘The New and Different Time,’ demonstration of 16th century fashion and concert of the period music in the Bauska Castle Museum.

Thematic division: Without thematic division

Begins : 10.01.2014 22:00

Venue:

  • Turaida Museum-reserve

Form of event:

  • Presentation
  • Event
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Dance
  • Literature
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Printing inaugurated a new era in information exchange and perception of the world.  ‘The Royal Vidzeme Town of Riga – Honorable Council’s Decree of Festivity and Dress’ was printed in N. Molleen’s printing house in Riga, in 1593. The Turaida Museum-reserve holds a copy of this rarity. The book is a perfect example of Renaissance artistic tradition of printing and editing. The articles found in this book reveal the constraints imposed on luxury in the 16th and 17th centuries, ‘bukinist’ uniqueness of this edition, introduce the reader with its publisher Molleen and his practice of printing in Riga, and  illustrate the fashion of the period in Latvia.

Web address: http://www.turaida-muzejs.lv/

Rīga2014

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