Erik Gunnar Asplund

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history, and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund.

Author: Malcolm Woollen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351232975

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history, and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetery, the Stockholm Public Library, the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs, it addresses the topic of buildings accompanied by landscapes. It proposes that themes related to landscape are central to Asplund’s distinctive work, with these particular sites forming a collection that documents an evolution in his design thinking from 1915 to 1940. The architect himself wrote comparatively little about his design intentions. However, through close reading and analysis of the selected projects as landscapes with architecture, author Malcolm Woollen argues that reflections of the history of Swedish landscape architecture and the intellectual climate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are evident in his work and help to explain the architect’s intentions. This book is a must-have for academics, advanced students and researchers in landscape architecture and design who are interested in Nordic Classicism and the works of Erik Gunnar Asplund.






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Erik Gunnar Asplund 1885-1940 1937 , NEW CONSTRUCTION STENNÄS , HÄSTNÄSVIKEN , LISÖN ( S ) MAIN WORKS AND PROJECTS 1917–18 Snellman villa , Djursholm ( S ) 1918-20 Woodland Chapel , Woodland Cemetery , Stockholm ( S ) 1918–27 Stockholm ...

Author: Peter Gössel

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822863121

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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"The present publication includes the work done by the MEAM Net research group at the Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with 27 institutions Europe-wide. This work, titled "One hundred houses for one hundred European architects of the 20th century", bore fruit in a travelling exhibition and a website"