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Saturday, February 18, 2006
  E.G. Asplund 1885-1940

Erik Gunnar Asplund was a Swedish contemporary of Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe. He was responsible for the design of the Stockholm City Library, the Skandia Cinema, and the Woodland Cemetary outside of Stockholm. He was not nearly as well known as his contemporaries, nor was he as prolific. However, he should be considered a master amongst twentieth century Scandinavian architect/designers. The City Library, which he designed, is a masterpiece; a light and airy round space, suited for lofty thoughts. This volume, from Toto (the people that manufacture toilets and urinals), is part of a series on modern master architects. Asplund joins Louis I. Kahn and Luis Barragan's Casa Barragan in their latest offering. I am a big fan of these books because of the quality of the printing and photography. The colors are lush and dense and show these architect's designs in the best possible light. Price: $68.00, ISBN: 4887062575
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