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Nordic light : modern Scandinavian architecture

Author: Henry Plummer
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
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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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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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surveys the imaginative ways designers have engaged with the region s natural light. "

 
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