Modern Swedish Design Three Founding Texts

ISBN-10: 0870707221
ISBN-13: 9780870707223
Authors: Kenneth Frampton, Lucy Creagh, Barbara Miller Lane, Helena K�berg
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Although modern Swedish design has exercised an extraordinary influence on international architecture and interior furnishings since the early twentieth century, some of the crucial generative writings on the subject have not been widely translated, and the movement's intellectual background is not well known. Modern Swedish Design collects three of Swedish design's founding texts for the first time in English. In Beauty in the Home (1899), philosopher and critic Ellen Key (1849-1926) promotes simplicity and clarity of purpose with the goal of social reform. Art historian Gregor Paulsson (1889-1977) was instrumental in the spread of ideas such as Key's; in Better Things for Everyday…    

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Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Museum of Modern Art Number of pages: 320 Dimensions: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 2.398 lbs.