The representative guidebook compiled by architecture historian Karin Hallas-Murula aims to foster foreign visitors’ interest not only in the Old Town, but also in Estonia’s newer 20th and 21st century architecture.
The book opens with a short historical overview of Tallinn architecture. This is followed by a guide to the city divided into sections where the buildings are grouped and listed according to their location. The numbered entries start in the Old Town and continue in various directions along the main roads – Pärnu road, Tartu road and Narva road leading up to Merivälja, Kalamaja, Kopli, Kakumäe, Mustamäe and Nõmme. The richly illustrated book includes an abundance of both historical and contemporary buildings. The selections were made on the basis of the architectural quality and historical significance; however, the buildings’ location in the city and accessibility to foreign architecture enthusiasts were also kept in mind.
The most of the photos are from the collection of the Estonian Museum of Architecture and many new photos are taken specially for this book.
The publication has been sponsored by Merko Ehitus, Rand & Tuulberg, Astlanda Ehitus, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Rotermann City.Paperback, 176 pages