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Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect

With an Essay by Wilfried Wang

Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975) was educated as a mechanical engineer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, but it was an architectural apprenticeship in Munich that set him on his career path—a path that led him to be revered as one of Sweden’s most eminent architects.
Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect is a high-quality reprint of the first monograph ever written on Lewerentz and his work. Originally published in 1985 in Swedish, this legendary book tells the story of his life and presents his entire body of work through a combination of texts, photographs, drawings, and plans. This edition sets Lewerentz in a contemporary context through a concluding essay on his work and legacy by the German-Chinese architect, critic, and professor Wilfried Wang.

208 pages | 29 color plates, 215 halftones, 88 line drawings | 8 x 13 | © 2014

Architecture: Architecture--Biography

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Table of Contents



                Berlin, Munich and the Deutscher Werkbund

The Firm of Lewerentz & Stubelius

                A  Profession in the Midst of Change

                The Movement for Home Ownership  

                Housing for Mining Workers  

                Housing Commissions from Factories  

                Worker’s Housing in Helsingborg

                Villa for the Engineer Ahxner

Between Life and Death

                The Dispute over a Tomb  

                The Crematory Chapel in Helsingborg

Landscape as Architecture

                The Competition for a Forest Cemetery 

                 The Gradual Realization 

                The Classicizing

                A  Walk through the Proposal

Provincial Cemeteries

                A Cemetery in the Open Landscape   

                A Catafalque by a Cairn  

                An Unearthed Church Tower  

                A Small Churchyard  

                Cemeteries in Stora Tuna and Kvarnsveden

The Workshop Society

                The Young Architects Appear   

                The Gothenburg Exhibition of 1923   

                Exhibit for the Cremation Society of Sweden

Reality as Drawing

                The Chapel of the Resurrection in the Woodland Cemetery   

                The Proposal for a Crematorium for the Eastern Cemetery in Malmo

The Stockholm Exhibition of 1930

                Illuminated Advertisements of Stockholm, Inc., and BLOKK , Inc.  

                A Symbol for the Stockholm Exhibition  

                The Posters  

                The Housing Exhibition 

                The Boat

Projects of the Early Thirties

                The Chapel in Enköping  

                Building for the Social Security Administration

                Philips, Inc., of Sweden  

                The Mills at Marma and Skoghall 

                 An Urban Plan for Lower Norrmalm, Stockholm

The Chapel of the Holy Cross

Projects of the Late Thirties

                A Summer House in Falsterbo

The Theater in Malmo

                Lewerentz’ First Proposal   

                Lewerentz’ Second Proposal 

                 A Tenuous Design


                The Chapels of St. Knut and St. Gertrude

His Own Manufacturer

Uppsala Cathedral and Environs

                The City Hall    

                Uppsala Cathedral

The Church at the Bottom of the Lake

                St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen

Speculations Concerning the Parliament Building

With Light as a Building Block

                The Petri 

                Church in Klippan

The Final Project

                The Eastern Cemetery in Malmö

The Epiphany of the Bindweed

Curriculum Vitae


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