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Gunnar AsplundS Gothenburg

Gunnar AsplundS Gothenburg

Gunnar AsplundS Gothenburg

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Asplund.  Adams, Nicholas. 
Penn State  2014
SKU S02717

The Transformation of Public Architecture in Interwar Europe.

In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934-36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse extension was immediately the object of a negative newspaper campaign led by one of the most noted editors of the day, Torgny Segerstedt. Famous for his determined opposition to National Socialism, he also took a principled stand against the undermining of urban tradition in Gothenburg.

266 pp. Pap.  B/W illus