From the seat of American design important contributions were made in the fields of architecture by Eliel Saarinen, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, et. al., in addition to the now classic furniture, the interiors as well as many crafts exquisitely made in silver by Richard Thomas and Harry Bertoia; weavings by Loja Saarinen, Maija Andersson Wirde, Marianne Strengell and Jack Lenor Larsen; ceramics by Maija Grotell, Toshiko Takaezu and Harvey Littleton. The American commissions by the Swedish ...
From royal salons with exquisite Pompeian ornament to modest spatter-painted Biedermeier halls, this book opens the doors on an astonishing sequence of interiors which will come as a revelation to all but a few fortunate travelers. This publication traces the evolution of the Neoclassical style in Sweden, placing it in its wider European context, and explores each of the 20 houses and apartments and their history. Treasure houses of superb craftsmanship, a stimulus to contemporary decorators., ...
Essays include: The Tree of Life: wood culture in Scandinavia. Paints and Pigments: The Scandinavian Palette. Painters and Clients. The Little Red House: Rosmålning. Painted Churches. Farms and Manors: Marbling, Spatter Painting, Faux Porphry. Castles and Palaces: Rococo Painted Paneling, Grisaille. Stately Homes: Wood Finishes. Painted Furniture: Wall Painting. A Gallery of Interiors: Sandemar, Haga Pavilion, Drottningholm Court Theatre, Steninge Manor, Tureholms Gård, Liselund, Hembygdsgården ...
Description: Essays: Features of Finnish Architecture by Peter Davey; The Finnish Archipelago of Modern Architecture by Marja-Riita Norri; Project presentations and interviews with the architects of the exhibition: Kristian Gullichsen, Erkki Kairamo, Timo Vormala, Juha Leiviskä, Kari Järvinen, Timo Airas, Pekka Helin, Tuomo Siitonen, Käpy Paavillainen, Simo Paavilainen, Mikko Heikkinen, Markku Komonen and Georg Grotenfelt., Finnish/English, Year1990, Illust. B/W300, Illust. Color, ISBN 9519229671, Code 0030 ... Read More
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Finland 1990
Date published: 1998
Description: This guide includes Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. English. Chron. index. Index of Building Types. Index of Architects., English, Year1990, Illust. B/W302, Illust. Color37, ISBN 9511107623, Code 0042. Softbound, not in perfect condition, Bios. Index. Pages 196, Size 11"x 5" 4. Read More
Description: A comprehensive historical description of the development of Danish architecture, showing how it reflects the cultural, the technological and the economic development of the country., English, Year1978, Illust. B/W169, Illust. Color, ISBN 8774290339, Code 0069. Hardbound, In Pristine Condition, Index. Pages 316, Size 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" 1. Read More
Description: Knud Holscher and KHR familiarize us with some of their most important projects: Odense University Center, Copenhagen Airport, the Royal Theater rebuilding and expansion, Farum Swimming Pool--all in Denmark. Essay: Order in Expression: National Museum in Bahrein, Østerport Shopping Arcade, Copenhagen, Administration Building for Unicon Beton, Roskilde, Denmark. A place for creativity: the Danish Pavilion, Seville, Spain. One is in awe of these projects., English/ Finnish, Year1992, Illust. B ... Read More
Description: A refreshing study of the career of the Finnish modern master, Alvar Aalto, whose mastery of technology and humanistic style led him, like Saarinen and Frank Lloyd Wright, to seek organic synthesis of structure with surroundings. This visually well-endowed survey of Aalto's background development to his later projects, proves an informative introduction for the general reader, as well as an invaluable resource for the specialist., English, Year1989, Illust. B/W262, Illust. Color8, ISBN ... Read More
Description: This book offers a viewpoint that is based on an understanding of the designer as a member of a team. Peter Dormer questions orthodoxies; defines with great clarity the contexts within which designers work; and surveys the wide range of postwar activity, including industrial and product design, graphics, furniture, textiles, kitchen utensils and tableware. Richly illustrated, examples of Olaf Backstrom the O-Series scissors for Fiskars, Finland; Jakob Jensen's design of domestic stereo ... Read More
Description: A beautiful and important book, Scandinavia radiates with the spirit of living design. Extraordinary landscape, a rigorous climate, extremes of light and dark-these factors and more have combined to determine the styles of life and to influence design in Scandinavia. A charming, warm and cozy home is the essence of Scandinavian home living., English, Year1987, Illust. B/W, Illust. Color368, ISBN 1566700091, Code 0147. Clothbound with Jacket, Not in perfect condition., Bibl. Index. Pages 255, ... Read More
Description: A very comprehensive book on Scandinavian ceramics and glass with thorough accounts of contemporary as well as traditional artists from each of the 5 Nordic countries. A must for collectors. Richly illustrated., Year1990, Illust. B/W540, Illust. Color33, ISBN 1851770712, Code 0186. Softbound, In Pristine Condition, Location of Exhibition: Victoria & Albert Museum, Bio. Index. Pages 183, Size 11"x 9" 15. Read More
Publisher: Sweden 1984
Date published: 1984
Description: The mainly 18th century European porcelain collection shows us some of the most beautiful examples of handpainted fine china in the form of bowls, cups, plates and figurines. The collection includes Meissen china, other German, Austrian, Dutch, Italian and Spanish china, French china like Sevres, Belgian and Russian china from the 18th to the 19th centuries. Essays include Aron Andersson-a collecting scholar; European XVIIIth century porcelain; The Meissen factory in the time of Augustus the ... Read More