Gunnar Asplund

By Nicholas Adams
November 2011
Mondadori Electa
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9788837076801
80 pages, Illustrated
$40.00 Paper Original

The American scholar Nicholas Adams guide the reader in understanding the architectural work of Gunnar Asplund (1885-1940), the most significant among Swedish architects of the twentieth century. Among his most important works include Skandia cinema and the city library in Stockholm, the pavilion of Stockholm in 1930, the expansion of the court in Gothenburg with which gave a decisive contribution to the ensuing debate the criteria for intervention in historical and finally the chapel and crematorium in the cemetery south of Stockholm. Party to an essential neoclassicism Asplund joined in 1930 the Modern Movement grafting on the matrix theory of functionalism the romantic component of the Scandinavian tradition. The recovery of the symbolic meanings of architecture, attention to environmental values, the sensitivity in the use of techniques and materials, the continuous search for perfection constructive and executive are an expression of the amount of the architectural work of Gunnar Asplund.



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