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Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life

Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life

Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life


Long, Kieran, Orn, Johan and Mikael Andersson. 
University of Chicago Press. Park Books. 2021
SKU: S03196

Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975) is one of the most highly revered—as well as one of the most heavily mythologized—protagonists of modern European architecture. Arguably Sweden’s most distinguished modernist, he is more influential for architects around the world today than he was during his lifetime. Countless architecture lovers from around the world visit his buildings. Stockholm’s woodland cemetery Skogskyrkogården, his most significant contribution to landscape design, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This authoritative new monograph on Sigurd Lewerentz is based on extensive research undertaken at ArkDes, Sweden’s national center for architecture and design, where his archive and personal library are kept. It features a wealth of drawings and sketches, designs for furniture and interiors, model photographs, and more from his estate, most of which are published here for the first time, alongside new photographs of his realized buildings. Essays by leading experts explore Lewerentz’s life and work, his legacy, and lasting significance from a contemporary perspective.

This substantial, beautifully designed book offers the most comprehensive survey to date of Lewerentz’s achievements in all fields of his multifaceted work.

712 pp. Hardcover. 492 color plates, 264 halftones.