Nordic Light

Modern Scandinavian Architecture

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A superbly illustrated history and survey of the use of light in Scandinavian building

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Henry Plummer

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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.

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Weight 1545 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2014
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 26.2 x 27.4 cm
Weight 1545 g

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Henry Plummer teaches architectural history and design at the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois. He received his MArch from MIT, studied light-art with Gy├Ârgy Kepes and was a photographic apprentice to Minor White. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, including The Experience of Architecture and Nordic Light.