Coates, Gary J.
Title ERIK ASMUSSEN, Architect (English Text)
Binding Hardcover and Dustjacket
Book Condition Very Good +
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher Stockholm, Sweden Byggforlaget 1997
9179881076 / 9789179881078
Seller ID 013070
239pp., subject portrait frontispiece. Illustrated throughout: colour plate photography by Max Plunger, b/white sketches and drawings by Erik Asmussen and staff, redrawn plans by Susanne Siepl-Coates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Boards undamaged. Textblock green tinted top edge, and endpapers, leaves unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. This book is the first detailed study of Scandanavian architect Erik Asmussen (1913-1998) and his work. The focus is on his designs for the anthroposophical community in which he lives and works near Jarna, Sweden. Comprised of a college, performance hall, Waldorf school, hospital, market garden and housing village, this cluster of nearly thirty buildings is interwoven with gardens, sculptures, and patches of wild nature to create a 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or total work of art . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Encountering the Architecture of Erik Asmussen, Living Architecture in Jarna, Nordic Roots and Anthroposophical Impulse, Asmussen's Design Process, Catalog of Works, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.55 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.
Biography, Architects, Sweden, Architectural Design, Asmussen, Erik, 1913-1998