This book is a monographic study of Sigurd Lewerentz, one of the major architects of the Swedish Modern School, who developed a sensitive and distinctive response to the most important architectural movements of the last century. Lewerentz was a master of religious architecture; his most remarkable designs are the chapels of St Knut and St Gertrud in the Malmo cemetery (begun in 1916), the conservation of the cathedral of Uppsala, on which he worked for nearly ten years (1947-55), and the church of St Peter at Klippan (1962-6). The first section of the volume includes a critical essay by Colin St John Wilson and a previously unpublished essay on the work of the Swedish master by Nicola Flora, Paolo Giardiello and Gennaro Postiglione. The central section contains a catalogue of Lewerentz's works: about 150 designs and constructions, in chronological order, are presented through detailed descriptions and illustrated by both photographs and drawings. A complete list of works and a bibliography based on research in the archives of Stockholm's Museum of Architecture conclude the volume.
This study of Lewerentz is the most original and comprehensive published to date, with a full treatment of unbuilt projects as well as completed buildings.
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Colin St John Wilson (1922-2007) is best known as architect of the British Library in London, an epic project that took 35 years to complete. He was also an influential teacher of architecture, serving as Professor of Architecture at Cambridge University from 1975-1989, and was a prolific collector of modern art. He was knighted in 1998. Gennaro Postiglione (b.1961) is associate professor of interior architecture at the Politechnico di Milano in Italy. He has a specific interest in Nordic architecture and was co-editor of Sverre Fehn: Works (2007). Nicola Flora (b.1961) teaches at the School of Architecture of the University of Camerino in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Paolo Giardiello (b.1961) teaches at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.