Nordic Architects Write
A Documentary Anthology
This anthology gathers together for the first time the most influential architectural texts from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Many of the texts appear for the first time in English, making them available to a worldwide readership.
These texts were written between 1920 and 2007 by architects who lived and worked in the Nordic countries. The book is structured in sections by country with supportive introductions by regional experts. The reader can seek out common themes of space, place, materials, etc across nations or approach the material chronologically.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Northern Lights Steven Holl (with David van der Leer) Introduction: Considering Architectural Writings Michael Asgaard Andersen Part 1: Denmark Christoffer Harlang. Poul Henningsen. Kay Fisker. Steen Eiler Rasmussen. Erik Christian Sørensen. Jørn Utzon. Arne Jacobsen. Tegnestuen Vandkunsten. Henning Larsen. Boje Lundgaard Part 2: Finland Anni Vartola. Eliel Saarinen. Alvar Aalto. Nils Erik Wickberg. Aulis Blomstedt. Osmo Lappo. Reima Pietilä. Kirmo Mikkola. Markku Komonen. Juhani Pallasmaa Part 3: Norway Elisabeth Tostrup. Johan Ellefsen. PAGON. Knut Knutsen. Christian Norberg-Schulz. Wenche Selmer. Kjell Lund. Håkon Vigsnæs. Jan Olav Jensen Part 4: Sweden Johan Mårtelius. Uno Åhrén. Erik Gunnar Asplund. Nils Ahrbom. Leif Reinius. Peter Celsing. Ralph Erskine. ELLT. Stefan Alenius, Jan Angbjär and Magnus Silfverhielm. Johan Celsing Epilogue: Between Arrangement and Subtle Rebellion Wilfried Wang
Michael Asgaard Andersen is Assistant Research Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark.