Modern Scandinavian Architecture
- ISBN 9780500291375
- 28.00 x 26.00 cm
- 513 Illustrations, 441 in colour
- First published 2014
‘Surveys the imaginative ways designers have engaged with the region's natural light’ – Elle Decor
The quality of light in Scandinavia has given rise to some of the most important and influential architecture of the modern period. This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment.
Highly refined building techniques combined with the stark contrast between the scarcity of light in winter and the glow of long summer days have provided the context for architectural acts of genius.
Just under fifty projects are featured here in detail, ordered according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted particular qualities to the buildings.
Henry Plummer has a uniquely authoritative perspective and his words resonate directly with his own artfully taken images. Books that give a true sense of the magical light that have shaped great buildings are rare: this is a publication to savour.
Henry Plummer is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his M.Arch. from MIT, studied light-art with György Kepes, and was a photographic apprentice to Minor White. He is the author of numerous books on the art of light in architecture, including The Architecture of Natural Light, also published by Thames & Hudson.