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As recipient of the 1997 Pritzker Architecture Prize—the professions highest honor—Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn has had an impact not only in his home country but around the globe. His projects, often described as being instilled with a human quality, include the Norwegian Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition and the Nordic Pavilion at the 1962 Venice Biennale, the Hamar Bispegaard Museum in Hamar, the Glacier Museum in Fjaerland Fjord, and the Aukrust Museum in Alvdal.

Fehn has been strongly influenced by Scandinavias breathtaking landscape and light conditions. His design sensibility is characterized by a great respect for material and construction. As a professor of long standing at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, he has distilled his complex creative process, passing his thoughts and philosophies to new generations of architects.

This study of Fehns work provides an intimate glimpse into the world of this great postwar modernist. Author Per Olaf Fjeld presents both biography and perceptive critique as he covers all of Fehns major projects, built and unbuilt, from world-renowned museums to lesser-known houses. Never-before-published comments by Fehn from lectures, interviews, and conversations with students as well as dynamic sketches are featured, opening a window into the mind of this poetic and personal architect.

About the Author

Per Olaf Fjeld is a professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Since 1975, he has run a small architectural studio with his wife, Emily Randall Fjeld. He has written a number of books and articles on architecture, most recently, Sverre Fehn: The Pattern of Thought, a biography and perceptive critique on the acclaimed postwar modernist.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Midsummer Frames

The Beginning of No Return

Early Fame

Beyond the Image of Home

The Return of the Horizon

Public Conversations

A Twenty-Year Pit Stop

Connecting Heaven and Earth

The Mask and the Cut

Paraphrasing Nature

Before Closing the Gate

Notes

Chronology of Works

Collaborators and Consultants

Selected Bibliography

Photography Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580932172
Author:
Fjeld, Per Olaf
Publisher:
Monacelli Press
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Fehn, Sverre
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Fehn, Sverre - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - Monographs
Subject:
International Architecture - European
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 ILLUSTRATIONS 150 IN COLOR
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.5 x 1.2 in 3.7 lb

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