A collection of articles based on papers presented at the 6th Boris Vipper Readings (1998), devoted to the history of the field itself. The authors are well-known specialists whose research interests cover a broad range of aspects of the Latvian art history heritage. The relationships between art in various ages and its appraisal are best seen through the original sources. Accordingly, the volume includes an account of 1920s–30s art life by an eyewitness – a previously unpublished study of Niklāvs Strunke, written by Jānis Siliņš.
Published in collaboration with the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia.