Exhibition '1514. The Book. 2014'


Exhibition ‘1514. The Book. 2014’ is intended to coincide with academic readings ‘The Content of XXI Century’ given by the world re-known literary and cultural figures. Unique editions held in European libraries will complement inter-active presentation methods to enhance gaining not only a maximally wide view on publishing, but history, geography, politics, religion, art, music 500 years ago. The exhibition will offer experience of Renaissance music, unique art work of such outstanding artists as Albrecht Durer, and every month of the exhibition will be dedicated to lectures where prominent thinkers – such as Umberto Eco – will lecture on the significance of reading and culture in individual and social life.

Thematic division: Thirst for the Ocean

Begins : 30.06.2014 21:00

Ends: 10.12.2014 22:00


  • Latvian National Library

Form of event:

  • Presentation
  • Conference
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Literature
  • Visual arts
  • Education
  • Science
  • Multimedia
  • Tradition

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Project ‘500 years of the Book 1514-2014’ aims at creating interactive, modern, and informatively rich exhibition centering on year 1514, when the explosion of printing was registered and new habits of reading came to be established. The books will take audience into an exiting journey to 500 years distant past when Erasmus of Rotterdam, Martin Luther, Leonardo, Rafael, Michelangelo, Titian, Durer and other great men lived, outstanding monarchs reigned, the world heard about a continent of America, for the first time, and the Renaissance saw its heyday.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/gramata



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