Gunnar Asplund s Gothenburg

Gunnar Asplund, courthouse extension, façade proposal, winter 1936(?). Statens centrum för arkitektur och design, Stockholm, ARKM 1988021032 HE.

Author: Nicholas Adams

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271065214

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934–36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse extension was immediately the object of a negative newspaper campaign led by one of the most noted editors of the day, Torgny Segerstedt. Famous for his determined opposition to National Socialism, he also took a principled stand against the undermining of urban tradition in Gothenburg. Gothenburg’s problems with modern public architecture, though clamorous and publicized throughout Sweden, were by no means unique. In Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg, Nicholas Adams places Asplund’s building in the wider context of public architecture between the wars, setting the originality and sensitivity of Asplund’s conception against the political and architectural struggles of the 1930s. Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

Erik Gunnar Asplund

ERIK GUNNAR ASPLUND Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history, and literature, this book investigates the landscapes ...

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.


Gunnar Asplund

It was produced in colloration with the archives of the Swedish Architectural Museum in Stockholm. There is no other book currently in print dedicated solely to the work of Gunnar Asplund.

Author: Peter Blundell Jones

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863153

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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A contemporary of Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund pursued a unique architecture that displayed a blend of classical tradition, vernacular architecture and Modernism. ove all, he achieved a sensitive understanding of the relationship between architecture and its surrounding landscape, and it is such contributions that have made him recognized as Sweden's leading architect of the twentieth century. His ilities are amply demonstrated in masterpieces like the Woodland Cemetery. This comprehensive monograph includes extensive new colour photography as well as many original drawings. It was produced in colloration with the archives of the Swedish Architectural Museum in Stockholm. There is no other book currently in print dedicated solely to the work of Gunnar Asplund.

Gunnar Asplund

A Great Modern Architect Eric Samuel De Maré, Erik Gunnar Asplund. 1 HE
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES GUNNAR ASPLUND
ARCHITECTURAL BIOGRAPHIES : V Gunnar Asplund A GREAT.

Author: Eric Samuel De Maré

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architects

Page: 96

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Erik Gunnar Asplund

Erik Gunnar Asplund Dan Cruickshank. 43 44 1 - --- KT by James Codrington
Forsyth THE WOODLAND CREMATORIUM. 43 Built - in table , first floor hall
outside courtrooms . 44 First floor hall : space between the entrances to the two
north ...

Author: Erik Gunnar Asplund

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architects

Page: 134

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Gunnar Asplund s Gothenburg

Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

Author: Nicholas Adams

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271065230

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 212

In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934–36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse extension was immediately the object of a negative newspaper campaign led by one of the most noted editors of the day, Torgny Segerstedt. Famous for his determined opposition to National Socialism, he also took a principled stand against the undermining of urban tradition in Gothenburg. Gothenburg’s problems with modern public architecture, though clamorous and publicized throughout Sweden, were by no means unique. In Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg, Nicholas Adams places Asplund’s building in the wider context of public architecture between the wars, setting the originality and sensitivity of Asplund’s conception against the political and architectural struggles of the 1930s. Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

The Architecture of Erik Gunnar Asplund

Stuart Wrede, Erik Gunnar Asplund. Selected Bibliography Articles on Asplund
Books on Asplund Michael Graves , “ The Swedish Connection , ” The Journal of
Architectural Education , September 1975 . Erik Blomberg , " Stadsbibilioteket i ...

Author: Stuart Wrede

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Architects

Page: 259

View: 856


Gunnar Asplund Nybroggatan 7 Stockholm 1931

Today the room is maintained in mint condition, mainly untouched. The book includes photographs, plans and construction drawings, including Lewerentz's glazing assembly.

Author: Anders Bodin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789198511239

Category:

Page: 95

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In 1930, Gunnar Asplund, together with Sigurd Lewerentz, were contracted by The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design to make a boardroom in the building of Nybrogatan 7. Asplund designed the interiors and Lewerentz designed the windows and doors. The room is called ?Asplundrummet? (Asplund's Room) is prime example of Swedish modernism ? functionalism.0Asplund designed unique textiles, furniture, tables, shelving and lighting for the boardroom in a typical modernist 1930s style. Today the room is maintained in mint condition, mainly untouched. The book includes photographs, plans and construction drawings, including Lewerentz's glazing assembly.0/0Den ombyggnad och inredning, som Gunnar Asplund gjorde, på uppdrag av Svenska slöjdföreningen, på Nybrogatan 7 i Stockholm har blivit känd som Asplundrummet. Inredningen i sammanträdesrummet ? stolar, bord, skåp, textilier och belysning ? är bevarad nära sitt originalskick. Det är unikt att en nästan nittioårig komplett inredning är så intakt och rummet och dess inredning har rönt uppmärksamhet också utanför Sveriges gränser. Asplundrummet är inte bara ett nationellt kulturarv utan även ett internationellt.




The Architecture of Erik Gunnar Asplund

"Wrede's book is both timely and significant, for it offers a critical assessment of Asplund's work while at the same time increasing our awareness of one of 20th century architecture's more enigmatic figures." - AIA Journal

Author: Stuart Wrede

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262730686

Category: Architecture

Page: 259

View: 939

"Wrede's book is both timely and significant, for it offers a critical assessment of Asplund's work while at the same time increasing our awareness of one of 20th century architecture's more enigmatic figures." - AIA Journal






Sweden

57 Gunnar Asplund , “ Bilder med randanteckningar från
Konstindustribyggnaderna på Göteborgsutställningen " , Byggmästaren 1923 ,
277 ff . 58 Hakon Ahlberg , “ Konstindustribyggnaderna på
Göteborgsutställningen ” , Byggmästaren 1923 ...

Author: Ausstellung Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert: Schweden

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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Sweden: 20th-Century Architecture is the latest volume of a critical series devoted to introducing the reader to European architecture country by country. This handsomely illustrated book details how a century's worth of social changes are reflected in the development of Swedish architecture. Featured are the various periods in which Swedish architecture and urban planning were at the forefront of European design. The volume also examines the current construction techniques employed in numerous modern buildings and the diverse looks they achieve. It explains Sweden's progressive role in the modern movement, with architecture that is functionalist and aesthetic and distinctly Nordic in character. It explains both the continuity and the contradictions between the classicism of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as its softened welfare-state variant of the 1940s, an era in which Sweden became a model for the rebuilding of many European countries. The time of the great programs in the 1960s, both in housing and in the building of public institutions, is analyzed in detail, as is the crisis in architectural quality caused by the structure of the building trade dating from that time. A new generation of architects, more internationally oriented and creatively open-minded, but also faithful to the Swedish tradition, is presented in the close of the chronological chapters. Sweden: 20th-Century Architecture includes an enormous number of projects, and the reader learns theoretically and visually about the top-quality architecture of this country.