Publications

Editors: Raine Karp, Mait Väljas
Graphic design: Mariana Hint-Rääk, Agnes Ratas
Translator: Adam Cullen
Publisher: Museum of Estonian Architecture, 2016
hardcover, 232 pages

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Architect Raine Karp (born 1939) is one of the most prominent and original Estonian architects in the last half-century. The current book is the first monograph published about his distinct…

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Editors: Indrek Grigor, Vilen Künnapu
Texts: Vilen Künnapu, Indrek Grigor, Veljo Kaasik, Ksenija Litvinenko, Sven-Erik Stamberg
Design: Angelika Schneider
Museum of Estonian Architecture, 2016

Price: 8€

Vilen Künnapu. Art, Architecture, Revolution is a book accompanied by an exhibition of the same name. The book features a foreword by Veljo Kaasik and introduction by Indrek…

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Editor: Pille Epner
Authors: Sandra Mälk, Riin Alatalu, Ants Hein, Leelo Tungal, Tiia Rosenberg, Teele Tõnisson
Graphic design: Tuuli Aule
Museum of Estonian Architecture, 2015

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The manor era in Estonia ended with the 1919 land reform, which saw over 1,000 manor properties expropriated along with their buildings. This…

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Written by: Ingrid Ruudi
Design: Margus Tamm
Museum of Estonian Architecture, 2015

Price: 15 €

“Unbuilt. Visions for a New Society 1986–1994” presents a selection of architectural projects and conceptual designs from the period from the launching of Perestroika until the first years of newly independent Estonian Republic. During this time, an unprecedented…

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Written by: Jarmo Kauge
Design: Laura Pappa
Museum of Estonian Architecture, 2015

Price: 15 €

“Roman Koolmar: From Oru Palace to the slums of Detroit” is the first overview of Roman Koolmar’s (1904–1971) work, whose buildings are perhaps better known than the architect himself.

Notably Pirita Bus Station, Kloostrimetsa Sanatorium, Minister’s summer houses in…

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Editor: Leele Välja
Translators: Marcus Turovski, Adam Cullen
Designer: Kristo Kooskora
English text
Tallinn, 2014

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With the last decades, the reputation of the wooden architecture of Tallinn has gone through a change as big as the reputation of the country itself. Areas in decay that were once associated with social degradation…

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Editor: Leele Välja
Translators: Marcus Turovski, Adam Cullen
Designer: OÜ Minuskel
English summaries and captions
Tallinn, 2013

Price: 10 €

The 100 steps denote 100 keywords, which most characterise the period of 1870–1992. These may be building types, or so much as fields (railway architecture, the municipal building, the rural schoolhouse, the private…

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Authors: Monika Eensalu, Oliver Orro
Translators: Marcus Turovski, Taire Kolts
Designer: Kristo Kooskora
English and Russian summary and captions
Tallinn, 2013
Price: 10 €

The military structures located in Rohuküla, near Haapsalu, stood out as being the most intriguing among sites that were identified and noted as being potentially valuable by a 20th-century Estonian architectural inventory and protection-programme that…

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Authors: Karen Jagodin, Sirli Naska
Designers: Kaarel Nõmmik, Mikk Heinsoo
Copy-editor: Mari Klein
Translator: Kristopher Rikken
English text
Tallinn, 2013

Price: 5 €

“Let’s Go to the Movies! From the Shed to the Multiplex – A Century of Estonian Cinema Architecture” was an exhibition at the Museum of Estonian Architecture dedicated to the Estonian…

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Compilers: Mait Väljas, Mihkel Karu
Translator: Adam Cullen
Copy-editors: Katrin Hallas, Adam Cullen
Designer: Indrek Sirkel
English text
Tallinn, 2012

Price: 5 €

The catalogue, which is dedicated to architect Peep Jänes’ 75th birthday, summarises the voluminous works of one of Estonia’s most significant Soviet-era architects, which span five decades. A noteworthy part of these structures comprises large…

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