ART NOUVEAU FRÅN RÖRSTRAND

 

With the dawn of 20th century, Rörstrand in Stockholm made its mark around the world with its art pottery. Amidst the emerging Art Nouveau movement, the renowned porcelain factory aimed to reach new technical and aesthetic heights. Several exclusive types of artware have long been forgotten and are presented here for the first time in modern history. Through thorough research into the archives, recipe books and collections, author Markus Dimdal has sought clues to how the objects came to be. The rich and beautifully illustrated presentations of the selected ceramic pieces are discussed in context of art history and international influences. Markus Dimdal's research spanning over a decade on this subject has culminated in Art Nouveau från Rörstrand, both a reference book and a future classic for anyone with interest in Swedish art and craft history.

 

FACTS

Language: Swedish with English summary

Author: Markus Dimdal

Graphic Design: Maria Sånge

No. of pages: 400

Format: 190 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-53-1

Retail price: 42 EUR

LEARNING FROM COPENHAGEN: COBE ARCHITECTS

 

Over the last decade, Copenhagen has undergone a major transformation – not just in its appearance, but in the way the city functions and is experienced by its residents. COBE’s projects are spread out over Copenhagen, but they aren’t cookie-cutter buildings that are placed without meaning or context. Each structure is highly aware of what the local markers mean in a globalised world. What unites them is the architects’ desire to achieve a more sustainable, socially inviting urban environment for city residents. This refreshing monograph speaks to all those who live and work in cities, with contributions ranging from established architects and architecture critics to the those in municipal and urban planning roles and the residents of Copenhagen themselves.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Graphic Design: Rama Studio

No. of pages: 352

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-39-5

Retail price: 42 EUR

ADVENTURES IN CONCEPTUALISM

 

From the editor of The New Wave in Danish Architecture comes a new book that explores the work of architectural offices working in a strongly conceptual manner, including BIG, MVRDV and FREE. The book highlights signature projects through interviews and essays, examining the motivations behind Scandinavia’s most radical contemporary architecture. It tells the story of how globalization has affected local building traditions, focusing on a group of architects who are sensitive to the character of the regional. The architects featured work beyond the straitjacket of the stylish to explore the possibilities of each local site and building program.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss

No. of pages: 240

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-40-1

Retail price: 42 EUR

JULIEN DE SMEDT

 

Beyond a typical monograph, this collection of works by Julien De Smedt Architects offers valuable insight into a practice developed over the course of more than three hundred projects and several dozen completed buildings, installations, and objects. Understanding design as a form of research, the book catalogues the evolution of ideas applied to a broad range of architectural scenarios. From early housing commissions in Copenhagen as one half of the architecture firm PLOT (co-founded in 2001 with Bjarke Ingels), to later work as JDS, the monograph traces and records the evolution of design strategies first explored in Denmark. At once documentary and instrumental, the book is a shot of energy that reminds designers and those that rely on them that experimentation is necessary in order to tackle tomorrow’s problems.

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 440

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-06-7

Retail price: 42 EUR

CULTURAL TRANSGRESSION: 3RW ARKITEKTER

 

This first-ever publication on the work of 3RW registers the diverse voices addressing the challenge of contemporary Norwegian cultural and urban transformation. Since its first commission for the Biennale in 2000, 3RW has consistently embraced complexity in its approach to practicing architecture today. This book brings together interviews, essays and research, together with 3RW’s multi-disciplinary and collaborative practice of design.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Graphic Design: Jérôme Emmanuel Picard 

No. of pages: 528

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-42-5

Retail price: 42 EUR

ELEMENTS: PETRA GIPP

 

Petra Gipp has emerged as one of the most interesting and innovative Swedish architects working today. Her work seamlessly blends architectural and sculptural expression, while her approach is one of sensitivity to location, light and volume. This book examines the basic elements of the art of building to deepen the understanding of architecture’s values. In exploring the relationship between the model and the built project, texts and drawings offer analysis and readings of elements like the passageway, niche, promenade, core and the interior lining of a building. With a fresh approach to Nordic architecture and contributions from esteemed architecture thinkers, this book is sure to satisfy cravings for a new analysis of Scandinavian architecture.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Graphic Design: Martin Frostner

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-28-9

Retail price: 42 EUR

NORDIC ARCHITECTS: GLOBAL IMPACTS

 

The theme of the third edition of the esteemed Nordic Architects series, Global Impacts, can be interpreted broadly. Referring to the challenges faced by architects the world over to create buildings and cities that are sustainable and inclusive, it is a theme that has particular resonance in the world’s northernmost regions, where many look to find benchmarks of innovation and problem-solving. Edited by David Sokol, each of the Nordic region’s foremost architectural practices is presented through beautiful original imagery of their most iconic works, as well as insightful conversations with each architectural office.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: David Sokol

No. of pages: 528

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-26-5

Retail price: 58 EUR

SCENIC SPACES: THE WORLD OF LARS-ÅKE THESSMAN

 

This is the first ever publication on the groundbreaking body of work by set designer Lars-Åke Thessman. The sweeping, visionary sets created by Thessman for the opera and theatre since the 1970s demonstrate a superior artistic ability and place him among the elite not only in Sweden, but internationally. The book expounds on Thessman’s extensive career and presents his works in their entirety, and serves as a long-overdue contribution to international scenography.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Graphic Design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 224

Format: 300 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-48-7

Retail price: 42 EUR

NORDIC CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE

 

This book explores, for the first time, the Nordic Classical architecture movement of the early twentieth century, which flourished between National Romanticism and Modernism in Scandinavia. It includes the lives and work of Gunnar Asplund, Hack Kampmann and Alvar Aalto, among others, and covers the many outstanding and architecturally important buildings of the period, such as the Stockholm Woodland Cemetery, the Copenhagen Police Headquarters and the Jvvaskyla Workers Club. An overview of this important architectural movement is a timely exploration of the architects, their buildings and the cultural and social changes to which they were responding.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: John Stewart

No. of pages: 224

Format: 210 x 260 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: 978-91-87543-46-3

Retail price: 42 EUR

WALDEMARSUDDE

 

Waldemarsudde is the famous home of the Swedish Prince and painter Eugen. Today it is much more than a royal painter’s home with it’s important art collections, museum building, park and rosery. This is a substantial book on the life and work of the Prince and the history of this extremely beautiful location with a great number of photographs produced for the book.

 

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 320

Format: 252 x 258 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015/16

ISBN: 978-91-87543-30-2

Retail price: 42 EURO

MILLESGÅRDEN: THE HOME AND ART OF CARL MILLES

 

Stockholm’s Millesgården is one of the most exciting artists’ homes in the world. Built in 1908 and designed by architect Carl M. Bengtsson for the sculptor Carl Milles, it became a public building in the 1930s. Today, Millesgården is an innovative art museum surrounded by terraces, fountains, stairways, sculptures and columns, coupled with a diversity of vegetation and an immense vista across the waters of Värtan from the rocky heights of Herserud. This uniquely beautiful setting, one of Sweden’s foremost tourist attractions, welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The rich history of the building is presented in this book with historical and contemporary photographs, illustrating one of the jewels in Sweden’s crown.

 

FACTS
Language: English
No. of pages: 304
Format: 248 x 272 mm
Photo: Yanan Li
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2015
ISBN: 978-91-87543-32-6
Retail price: 52 EURO

FUTURE PEOPLE’S PALACES: REMAKING THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE WELFARE STATE

 

The mass housing produced during the Swedish welfare state’s “Million Programme” (1965-1974) has been heavily debated since the Swedish society’s abrupt shift during the oil crises of the 1970s. Future People’s Palaces provides an overview of this history and presents architectural projects that take on the complexities of renovating those buildings now. In part the challenges are technical, in part they are social and in large part they concern how these projects live in the collective consciousness through their mediation.

 

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editors: Ola Wessel, Jennifer Mack,

Designer: Martin Frostner

No. of pages: 224

Format: 170 x 200 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-980756-8-7

Retail price: 35 EURO

KRISTIN JARMUND

 

Characterised by her aesthetic understanding and admirable detailing, workmanship and expressiveness, the works of Kristin Jarmund Architects relate to functionalism but with a reinterpretation and refinement of this idiom. Founded by Jarmund in 1985, this leading Norwegian architectural firm strives for solutions with simplicity in form and function with an emphasis on the human dimension. This monograph explores the rich history of one of Norway’s finest firms, tracing back to Fyrstikkterrassen, a multipurpose commercial building in Oslo, which put Jarmund on the map as a rising star in Norwegian architecture. Since then, Kristin Jarmund Architects have designed a plethora of important and iconic buildings of varying sizes and purposes, including Nydalen Metro Station, award-winning Gulskogen School and the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. In 2010, Jarmund was awarded the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects’ Award for her outstanding work in architecture and society.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-06-7

Retail price: 48 EURO

BARCODE

 

Barcode is one of the most unusual and outstanding city development projects of its kind. Its significance in reshaping Oslo’s urban landscape cannot be overstated. Representing the best of new urbanism with its mix of business, living and leisure space, Barcode has succeeded in drawing international attention to the Oslo harbour and has become a showcase for Norway’s most innovative architecture, urban planning and landscape design offices. A+O is proud to have been chosen to document and present this important project in a new book about the history, development and execution of the groundbreaking Barcode project.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Graphic design: Dalston

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN 978-91-87543-17-3

Retail price: 48 EUR