* 'Inspiring images of rough-edged but strangely regal eighteenth-century farms. Poetic, accessible juxtapositions abound.' New York Times review of The Swedish Room. With properties ranging from 17th century mansions to 19th century two-bedroom dwellings, this makes for an inspiring read. idfx This personal account records in beautiful detail, inside and out, nine of the buildings Lars has rescued - several manor houses, cottages and a church, all brought back to life with the utmost tenderness. World of Interiors Art historian and museum curator Lars Sjoberg is like a knight in shining armour rescuing damsels in distress - except his damsels are building and his steed an old Volvo estate... In producing this beautiful book, in which he lovingly describes all these projects, Sjoberg has the perfect accomplice: photographer Ingalill Snitt. Her snowy exterior views and sun-streaked interiors, whether furnished or hauntingly bare, are exquisite, while Sjoberg's lengthy captions are exemplary in explaining what we see. House & Garden He is a one-man National Trust of Sweden, and this book is fine testimony to his 44 years of devoted work. Spectator A ravishingly beautiful, deeply personal summary of everything Lars Sjoberg has learnt in his many years of working and living with classic Swedish interiors. Period Homes & Interiors Be inspired by the simple splendour of these nine striking Swedish properties, all aquired by art historian and museum curator Lars Sjoberg over a 40 year period. Although steeped in design history, many of the buildings were about to be demolished before they were saved by Sjoberg, who crefully restored and conserved them. His expert knowledge and passion for historic houses is complemented by Ingalill Snitt's honest and beautifully lit photographs. idfx
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Lars Sjoberg had a 36-year career at the National Museum in Sweden, and for many of those years he was Senior Curator in the Department of the Royal Castles Collections. During that time he worked on the exhibitions Empire Style, Thought and Form in Rococo and The Sun and the Polar Star (Stockholm and Paris). Since 1990 he has been a consultant on reproduction 18th-century furniture for the National Board of Antiquities and IKEA. He is the author of over fifteen books, including The Swedish Room. Ingalill Snitt specializes in architecture and interior design photography, and also directs television commercials. Her books of photography include Splendore di Sicilia, Swedish - Light, Shape, Architecture, Living in Norway and two with Lars Sjoberg: The Swedish Room and The Swedish House. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including Elle, Marie Claire, Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors.