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Gunnar Asplund's Gothenburg : the transformation of public architecture in interwar Europe

Author: Nicholas Adams
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2014]
Series: Buildings, landscapes, and societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the work of Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, focusing on his courthouse extension (1933-36) in the port city of Gothenburg. Places Asplund's building into the wider context of public architecture in Europe from 1900 to 1950"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Erik Gunnar Asplund; Erik Gunnar Asplund; Erik Gunnar Asplund
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Adams
ISBN: 9780271059846 0271059842
OCLC Number: 881720154
Description: xxiii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : public architecture in the modern world --
Sweden : Gothenburg and its courthouse --
Asplund's multiple visions, 1913-1937 --
Asplund's building and modern law --
Asplund's reputation and the catastrophic reception --
Managing modernisms at home --
Public architecture after Asplund.
Series Title: Buildings, landscapes, and societies.
Responsibility: Nicholas Adams.

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