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Nordic Architects Write
A Documentary Anthology

ISBN 9780415463522
Published November 26, 2008 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Michael Asgaard Andersen is Assistant Research Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark.