1st Edition

The Making of a Metropolis

ISBN 9780415339995
Published January 15, 2009 by Routledge
240 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This is the first history of Stockholm’s development from the city’s unique seventeenth-century redevelopment and extension to the postmodern, postindustrial trends of today. While the city’s planners borrowed the ideas from abroad at certain periods, they provided the lead for the rest of the world at others. For much of the mid-twentieth century Stockholm was the model for Europe and elsewhere. Written by an acknowledged authority on the city and Swedish architecture and planning generally, with a wide range of illustrations, this book provides a much needed explanation of one of Europe’s great cities.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Stockholm – A Planned City?  2. The Capital of a Great Power  3. The Lindhagen Plan: A Vision Realized  4. The Completion of the Inner City, 1900–1940  5. The Coming of the Outer City: From Enskede to Skarpnäck  6. ‘A Display Window for Sweden’: The Rise and Fall of the City-Centre Reconstruction  7. Concluding Reflections: A Look Back at Aspects of Recent Developments  Stockholm in the New Millennium  Controversial Metropolitan Icons: Tall Buildings in the Stockholm Cityscape by Martin Rörby

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Thomas Hall is Professor of Art History at Stockholm University. His teaching and research focus on the history of architecture and urban design, especially that of Stockholm.