Phaidon Press Ltd.



di Peter Blundell Jones

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. Above 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 abilities are amply demonstrated in masterpieces like the Woodland Cemetery.

This comprehensive monograph on Gunnar Asplund includes extensive new colour photography as well as many original drawings. It was produced in collaboration with the archives of the Swedish Architectural Museum in Stockholm.

- With over 300 illustrations and rare drawings, this is the most comprehensive monograph on Sweden’s famous modernist architect, Gunnar Asplund
- Comprehensive monograph of Erik Gunnar Asplund (1885–1940), Sweden’s preeminent architect and a central figure in the development of Scandinavia’s architectural modernism
- Offers an in-depth analysis of Asplund’s life and work, in particular his collaborations with architect Sigurd Lewerentz Extensively illustrated with photographs and features rare examples of Asplund’s own drawings
- Explores all key projects in detail, including Stockholm City Library (1928), Gothenburg Law Courts (1937) and the Woodland Crematorium at Enskede (1940)

Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
Formato: 25x29
Pagine: 240
Immagini a colori-b/n: 400
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2006

ISBN: 9780714839769