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Hardcover | ISBN: 9780262231763 | 344 pp. | 10.4 x 11.9 in | May 1994
 

Ferdinand Boberg - Architect

The Complete Works

Overview

Ferdinand Boberg (1860-1946) was the preeminent architect ofSweden at the turn of the century, and judged the dominantarchitectural force not only in his country but byinternational standards as well. His many-faceted work was anelegant expression of European civilization at its zenith.This is the first comprehensive, scholarly work to placeBoberg's contributions within an international context. Thetext and several hundred illustrations, including aconsiderable number in full color, cover the entire range ofhis output, from architecture and interiors to his especiallynoteworthy designs for major expositions in Turin, Chicago,and Paris.Boberg, one of the most widely traveled architects of histime, was instrumental in transmitting the contemporarydesigns of the American innovators H. H. Richardson and LouisSullivan into Swedish architecture. A large number of hisimportant buildings remain in central Stockholm. They aredesigned in what might be called the "Queen Anne" style, witha great sense of three-dimensional form, classicizingdetails, bold massing, and symbolic as well as whimsicaldecorative details ;a manner that is much in vogue amongcontemporary architects.In collaboration with his wife, painter Anna Boberg, hisapproach to domestic architecture in terms of an overallintegration of plan, design, and crafts can be seen as aprecursor to the vital Scandinavian modern design traditions.Boberg was also a talented artist, which is reflected notonly in his architectural renderings, many of which arereproduced here in color, but also in a very large productionof charcoal and pencil drawings and etchings.Distributed for The Swedish Museum of Architecture