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

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"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



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

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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

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.


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.





Erik Gunnar Asplund

Asplund remains at the focal point of architectural debates. This groundbreaking work includes essays by Kenneth Frampton, Stuart Wrede, Elias Cornell, and is published with photos, drawings and plans.

Author: Erik G. Asplund

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 9783927258518

Category:

Page: 132

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This monograph, originally published by Gingko Press in 1986, sold more than 25,000 copies worldwide and is the definitive work on Asplund. Asplund became the dominant representative of the Scandinavian classicism which marked the twenties, known as 'Swedish Grace'. He then became the leading light of functionalism, but soon moved from stereotyped modernism to a traditionally based architecture. His influence today is felt far afield. Asplund remains at the focal point of architectural debates. This groundbreaking work includes essays by Kenneth Frampton, Stuart Wrede, Elias Cornell, and is published with photos, drawings and plans.








Asplund

Examines the career, style, and major designs of the Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund

Author: Claes Caldenby

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847806782

Category: Architecture

Page: 131

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Examines the career, style, and major designs of the Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund