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Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts (PB)

Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts (PB)

2008

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Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts (PB)

Edited and with introductions by Lucy Creagh, Helena Kåberg, and Barbara Miller Lane.
Essay by Kenneth Frampton

Modern Swedish design has exercised an extraordinary influence on international architecture and interior furnishings since the early twentieth century, yet the generative writings on the subject have never been widely translated, leaving the movement's intellectual background less well known than its material production. Modern Swedish Design presents the first English translations of three seminal texts by pioneers of Swedish design.
The translations, presented as near facsimiles of their original publications, are accompanied by scholarly introductions from the editors and an essay by architectural historian Kenneth Frampton on the "untimely timeliness" of Swedish modernism. Includes 260 illustrations.

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Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design became a major international influence in the mid twentieth century as it blended a strong history of hand craftsmanship, unpretentious form, and utilitarianism with the tenets of the modern movement. Favoring organic shapes and natural elements, new designers continue to carry on the tradition with light, user-friendly furniture and products.

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Type Architecture + Design
Size 7.25 x 10.5"
Published 2008
ISBN 9780870707223
Pages 352