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Bruno Mathsson: Architect and Designer edited by Dag Widman, Karin Winter, and Nina Stritzler-Levine

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Dag Widman, Karin Winter, and Nina Stritzler-Levine

The sensuously undulant lines of Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs made him one of the leading figures of Swedish modernism in the 1930s. Chairs that adapted to their occupant with graceful natural curves became his trademark and have been in continuous production for more than fifty years. In his less familiar architectural work, Mathsson (1907-1988) applied the same principles of innovative comfortable living. Throughout his work the connections between design and ergonomics, aesthetics and innovative materials, energy saving and environmental concerns resonate for designers today.

This book surveys Mathsson's output as an architect and designer as well as his relationships with American architects and designers including Frank Lloyd-Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Hans Knoll. Extensive illustrations include unpublished photographs of his Mathsson’s work in situ.

Dag Widman was formerly chief curator of applied arts at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Karin Winter is curator at the Swedish Museum of Architecture. Nina Stritzler-Levine is director of exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Dag Wildman
Bruno Mathsson The Furniture Deisgner

Karin Winter
The Path to the Glass Houses

Nina Stritzler- Levine
Thou Shall/Not Be Branded

Sources and Notes

The Bruno Mathsson Buildings

Checklist of the Exhibition
Bruno Mathsson Designer and Architect

Index

Weight:
3.80 LBS
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Other Details

ISBN
9780300121919

Dimensions
12.2 x 9.7 x 1.2 in.

Page count
224 pages, 200 illustrations

Publication date
2007

Binding
Cloth