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Nordic light : modern Scandinavian architecture

Author: Henry Plummer
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
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This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment. Fifty projects are featured in detail, ordered according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted particular qualities on the buildings. Henry Plummer treats his subject from a uniquely authoritative perspective  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Plummer
ISBN: 9780500342756 050034275X
OCLC Number: 767564467
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: seeking light in the mystical north --
Whiteness: the pristine beauty and illuminating power of pure, white volumes --
Rhythm: the embodiment of the pulse of nature in vibrating patterns of light --
Journey: the galvanizing of space with alluring cues and beacons of light --
Carving: the moulding of light into empty yet compelling and unforgettable figures --
Forest: the conversion of forest light into vessels and frameworks of wood --
Transiency: the drama of expectation and loss in evanescent displays of light --
Tranquillity: the peaceful glow and solitude of unadorned things reduced to their essence --
Diffusion: the widespread distribution and softened glare of scarce natural light --
Darkness: the resonance of dark beginnings and arctic night in shadowy spaces.
Responsibility: Henry Plummer.

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Celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment. In this title, fifty  Read more...

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...surveys the imaginative ways designers have engaged with the region's natural light. surveys the imaginative ways designers have engaged with the region s natural light."

 
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