Good Buildings on a Small Planet

Finally it is here. Rasmus Rune Nielsen’s new book on sustainable architecture. We are looking forward to the book launch on Friday November 10 but already today Rasmus has brought a stack of copies to Building Green in Forum for a sneak preview and a short book talk. 

 

 

NEW RELEASE! GABOR PALOTAI: ZOO A New Graphical Exploration of Figurative Illustration

 

In his new book ZOO, Gábor Palotai displays a different take on the depictions of animals as figurative illustrations. Every animal is portrayed as an abstract art: sharply outlined in contrast with a mesmerizing pattern in light and dark. The effects of this black and white pattern enhance the impression that every animal is etched into the paper in a visual texture that evokes tactile sensibility. At the same time, the animals are bound to the architectural outer shape of their image and their bodies are tattooed in undecipherable graphic patterns suggesting that each of them is free from within to multiply and literally take on any figurative meaning. Gábor Palotai is internationally renowned for the striking imagery he creates with his intense art, playfulness of forms, strong and emotional elements.


The illustrations of Gábor Palotai: ZOO won the Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best 2017.

 

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NEW RELEASE! LARS JONSSON & KENT ULLBERG Måleri och skulptur

LARS JONSSON & KENT ULLBERG Måleri och skulptur 

in connection with the Millesgården exhibition (1 June - 8 October)

 

The two Swedish artists are presented together for the first time in a special double-book format, in connection with their exhibition at Millesgården. Kent Ullberg and Lars Jonsson are kindred spirits in their mutual love for animals; birds in Lars Jonsson’s case and for Kent Ullberg it is the larger animals on land and in the sea. In pursuit of their passion, they went against the grain, in opposition to the prevailing art trends and developed similar approaches to their art. To show the paintings of Lars Jonsson side-by-side Kent Ullberg’s sculptures in a joint exhibition is not only a landmark in their independent careers but also a culmination of deep respect for one another.

 

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NEW RELEASE! Lars Lerin

To celebrate the Swedish artist Lars Lerin's first museum exhibition in Norway, this richly illustrated book presents a wide range of different themes and painting techniques, with an introductory text by Haugar’s director Jan Åke Pettersson and an essay by professor of art history Øivind Storm Bjerke. The exhibition runs until 17 September at Haugar Vestold Kunstmuseum.

 

The Swedish artist Lars Lerin was born in 1954 and has long been considered the leading watercolorists in the Nordic region. He is also a renowned author and has published more than 50 books with his own illustrations or photographs. In the recent years, Lars Lerin has become Sweden’s best known and most beloved artist and he also runs a well attended exhibition space in Karlstad where his works are on permanent display. He has been awarded several prizes for his artworks, his books and for his documentary television programs in which he meets various artists and celebrities.  

 


NEW BOOK with SLOT STUDIO in Mexico City

A+O is excited to announce the upcoming monograph of Studio Studio, the first collaboration with an architecture office outside the Nordic region and Europe!

 

Slot Studio, founded in Mexico City by Juan Carlos Vidals and Moritz Melchert, approaches their 10th anniversary next year and the monograph is both a retrospective look at the studio's oeuvre and a statement of the future. The architecture of Slot is characterized by contemporary design, which intends to establish an alternative way of producing architecture based on professionalism, analysis, planning, creativity, and the implementation of new technologies and multidisciplinary teamwork.

 


NEW! STYLE ICON & PHILANTHROPIST - MARIANNE BERNADOTTE

The new book STYLE ICON & PHILANTHROPIST - MARIANNE BERNADOTTE launches at Millesgården on 17 March, in conjunction with the exhibition opening of Marianne Bernadotte's haute couture collection.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

She has been on stage of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, spent time in Paris salons and was sought after by the paparazzis. But she also helped young scientists and artists early in their careers and was praised for her efforts in dyslexia and paediatric eye care research.

 

Meet Marianne Bernadotte, actress, philanthropist and humanist. And collector of outstanding haute couture – clothes that bear her timeless sense of style and insights on sustainability.

 

“This book covers Marianne Bernadotte’s life, work and great contributions – as well as her sense of style and interest in design and fashion manifested in the Millesgården exhibition of the most unique and, from an artistic perspective, most valuable pieces from her wardrobe..” – Carl Otto Werkelid

 

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BOOK LAUNCH! ALLBORGARRÄTTEN: The Right to the City as a Swedish Tradition

ALLBORGARRÄTTEN will be released and presented by author Jan Rydén on 9 February, 17:00-20:00 at Färgfabriken with a discussion with the author at 18:00

 

“Allborgarrätten” is a newly coined concept that promises to be the urban equivalent of the rural, traditional Swedish 'allemansrätten’ – everyman's right to roam freely in nature. The rural right is one most Swedes know by heart, even though they now live in cities. Through the Nordic lens, Rydén explores themes like the right to the city, national identity and connects it to a larger global discourse. Along with this verbal exploration Jan Rydén has created a series of pictograms, a pictorial grammar of sorts, which follows its own poetic logic. The book is published in both English and Swedish.

 

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NEW! HOMMAGE TILL ORDBILDEN

A+O Publishing is proud to present HOMMAGE TILL ORDBILDEN by author Anders Hall on 10 December 14:00 at Runnels Antikvariat. Poet and novelist Eva Runefelt will also be in attendance to read her poems from the book

 

Hommage till ordbilden is, in many ways, a professional testament of Anders Hall. Words are paired, with and against each other, and accompanied by quotes and longer texts to reveal Hall's deep and joyful interest in linguistic, typographic, and existential communication. Every page of the book designed by hand by Hall and the printed edition remains faithful to the 304-page handmade original. Hommage till ordbilden not only inspires a pure reading experience, but also acts as a swatch of hundred different fonts. In addition, the book presents five new poems by Eva Runefelt, a renowned Swedish novelist and poet. Anders Hall's Hommage till ordbilden is an exquisite and idiosyncratic example of a Swedish book design at its best.

 

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Book launch and concert at Cranbrook Centre for THE HOME AND ART OF CARL MILLES

CRANBROOK CENTER FOR COLLECTION AND RESEARCH PRESENTS

Carl Milles's Muse: Ludwig van Beethoven

A Concert at Cranbrook with Pianist Christopher Harding and Violinist Kathryn Votapek to celebrates the North American Premiere of the book THE HOME AND ART OF CARL MILLES with an Essay by Center Director Gregory Wittkopp.

The concert will be followed by a wine reception with the musicians and a book signing with Gregory Wittkopp.

Join the Center for Collections and Research on Sunday, December 11, 2016 as they use music to weave together the stories of Cranbrook, Carl Milles, and Beethoven in celebration of a new book about Millesgården.

For details:
http://www.cranbrook.edu/center/programs-lectures

 

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NEW RELEASE! COBE: Our Urban Living Room

COBE: Our Urban Living Room launches on 14 October, accompanied by an exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC)!

 

Birthday party on Israel’s Square, workplace at the local library or an afternoon in the sun on Queen Louise’s Bridge. For COBE, the city is  our new living room and we are increasingly moving our everyday activities into it, where we feel at home. In the book and exhibition “Urban Living Room”, they speak about their vision and show the ideas behind their projects from the past ten years of work in Copenhagen.

 

Our Urban Living Room is a careful examination of Copenhagen and the lives it contains. It is a look into COBE’s process - how they look to the past, present, and future for inspiration and guidance.

 

The exhibitions at COBE’s office and at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) encompass what it’s all about - the physical projects in the city. The exhibition between the two locations and further around the Christianshavn offers an opporunity to experience the different projects of COBE up close. 

 

Founded in 2006 by architect Dan Stubbergaard, COBE established itself as a leading design studio with a great understanding of architecture’s function as a social engine.  

 

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NEW! Art Nouveau Från Rörstrand

With the dawn of 20th century, Rörstrand in Stockholm made its mark around the world with its art pottery. Amidst the emerging Art Nouveau movement, the renowned porcelain factory aimed to reach new technical and aesthetic heights. Several exclusive types of artware have long been forgotten and are presented here for the first time in modern history.

 

Through thorough research into the archives, recipe books and collections, author Markus Dimdal has sought clues to how the objects came to be. The rich and beautifully illustrated presentations of the selected ceramic pieces are discussed in context of art history and international influences. Markus Dimdal's research spanning over a decade on this subject has culminated in Art Nouveau från Rörstrand, both a reference book and a future classic for anyone with interest in Swedish art and craft history.  

 

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NEW! Nick Alm

Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to present NICK ALM, a new book in collaboration with Galleri Agardh & Tornvall.

 

The book launches on 7 September with an accompanying exhibition at Galleri Agardh & Tornvall. With contributions from Odd Nerdrum, Jeffrey Carlson and Bengt Tornvall, this richly illustrated book is the first publication featuring a collection of works by Nick Alm. 

 

Born in 1985 in Eksjö, Sweden, Nick Alm entered the Florence Academy of Art in 2007, where he also held a position as a teaching assistant. After graduation in 2010, the artist received a scholarship to join The Hudson River Fellowship to paint landscapes. The following year, he studied with Odd Nerdrum in Norway and France before moving back to Sweden.

 

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NEW RELEASE! ODD NERDRUM - MAKING PAINTING GREAT AGAIN

Odd Nerdrum: Making Painting Great Again

Making Painting Great Again, the new book by Odd Nerdrum, has arrived. In large format, richly illustrated, and with texts by philosopher Carl Wegner Korsnes and Odd Nerdrum himself.

”Painting as a discipline is ruined; It’s time to make painting great again. Thus sounds the masterful painter’s philosophy, and these are his appeal points: First and foremost, the painter is a craftsman, in addition, the painter should seek what is always relevant.”

Carl Wegner Korsnes

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UPCOMING RELEASE! Kjellgren Kaminsky - New Monograph

The work of the Swedish architects Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky represent sustainable solutions and innovative design at its best. Central to their many projects is the belief that they can contribute to solving the challenges we face from climate-threats, tecnological development and urbanisation.

 

Building a better planet is no small ambition, yet Kjellgren and Kaminsky are at the same time practising architecture in a disarmingly casual and modest way, thus bringing together large-scale ambition with small-scale attention to detail.

In this first monograph on their work, Kjellgren and Karminsky summarize the first ten years of their partnership in the form of a selection of some of their most important projects, such as Öijared Hotel, Kollastaden School, Lecor HQ, Strandbaden Dancehall, the Vallastaden Plus Energy-Building, the Rosendal Apartment Building and the Neden area.

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NEW RELEASE IN NOVEMBER! Good Buildings on a Small Planet / Et godt hus på en lille planet

 

Good Buildings on a Small Planet portrays eight Danish architectural firms that are creating new architecture where sustainability is not simply a question of consuming less, but also about giving more. More beauty. More meaning. More community. What is a good building on a small planet? How can we create a rich, humanist architecture that is built on a profound respect for local as well as global resources? 

 

Good Buildings on a Small Planet presents eight different answers that are framed by thoughts, ideas and new architecture. The introductory essay written by author Rasmus Rune Nielsen discusses the contribution of architecture to a sustainable development and lays out a humanist approach to sustainable architecture. The architects portrayed are Lendager Group, GXN, C.F. Møller Architects, Vandkunsten, EFFEKT, Henning Larsen Architects, SLA and Tredje Natur (Third Nature). 

 

The book is available in both English and Danish.

 

NEW RELEASE! ADVENTURES IN CONCEPTUALISM

 

Adventures in Conceptualism explores the method of concept-based architecture through a series of conversations with some of the world’s leading architects and urbanists. From offices such as Snøhetta, BIG, NL Architects and Danish HLA, the production of formal diversity shows an apparent devotion to a free and experimental practice, cutting across regional differences and stylistic modes. Every new project seems to conceptually reinvent the architectural language, responding to specific programmatic and contextual conditions.

 

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NEW! WHISPERING VOID

Whispering Void, a new book by artist Joakim Eneroth has released on 20 April in conjunction with his exhibition at IFA Gallery in Brussels.

 

In Whispering Void, Joakim Eneroth explores the nature of the mind from a Western psychological perspective comind with contemporary neuroscience.  It is a continued examination of the theme, which was investigated in his previous art project. In the book, Eneroth reveals the deeper subconscious layers of experience, the dance of notions and perceptions in the fluctuating mind. The questions often revolve around how to to distinuish the mental projects of the mind from reality itself.

 

Joakim Eneroth, born 1969, is an internationally established artist whose work is represented in the collections of the Tate Modern in London, Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, MEP in Paris and Moderna Museet in Stockholm, among others. Awareness and mind are the themes that unite Eneroth's protean work.

 

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DECODE BARCODE - Photography exhibition by Anne-Stine Johnsbråten

The exhibition "Decode Barcode" opening on 31 January at Bymuseet in Oslo is a unique opportunity to experience Barcode up close through the eyes of Anne-Stine Johnsbråten, "Årets Bilde 2016" nominated photographer. More info


The exhibition features images that were originally commissioned for the book Barcode - Instant City, released in September 2016. 

 

"Decode Barcode" takes the pulse of Oslo's answer to Manhattan. Bjørvika district is constantly evolving and everyone has an opinion about Barcode, the newly completed redevelopment of the former industrial harbour in central Oslo. Photographer Anne-Stine Johnsbråten explores the high-profile and much discussed architecture of Barcode while capturing the new life and vibrance of the former dock. 

COBE OUR URBAN LIVING ROOM at DAC

Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to present COBE: OUR URBAN LIVING ROOM, the first publication documenting the works of Cobe architects.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the book presentation and exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) on Friday, 14 October 2016!

 

The exhibition continues until 8 January, 2017.

 

Detailed information about the exhibition on official DAC website

NEW RELEASE! Rummets Rymder 1974 / Species of Space 1974

The project started as a reading circle where the artists Kristina Bength och Cecilia Darle, invited artists for a close reading of the literature by Georges Perec and in particular the novel Species of Spaces from 1974.

 

The group’s point of departure is the writings of Perec, in which limitations and rules become a working method, hinting at an autobiographical latency.  

 

Filtered through memory’s associative thought processes, they describe spaces that are both fictitious and mythical and very real, in which the past is mirrored in the present, and vice versa.

 

Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to present SPECIES OF SPACES 1974 / RUMMETS RYMDER 1974, launching at Uppsala Konstmuseum on Thursday, 29 September as a part of the exhibition running from 29 September to 20 November 2016.

NEW! BARCODE - INSTANT CITY

Barcode is one of Oslo’s, and even Norway’s, most important architectural and urban projects of recent years. Author Hans Ibelings documents how a highly original competition-winning master plan, conceived by MVRDV, A-LAB, and DARK, has contributed to the transformation of Bjørvika and the Oslo Fjord. 

 

Richly illustrated with images, including a photo series exclusive to the book, Barcode – Instant City explores the transformation and the new burst of life at the border between the city and fjord.   

 

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NEW! The Home and Art of Carl Milles

Photo: Yanan Li

 

The Home and Art of Carl Milles, a comprehensive book on Millesgården, is available now!

 

Stockholm’s Millesgården is one of the most exciting artist’s homes in the world. Building began in 1906 after Carl Milles, one of Sweden’s most prominent sculptors, and his wife Olga commissioned a home with studios on Herserud Cliff on the island of Lidingö. In 1936, the Milles couple donated their home to the Swedish people, and it has since turned into a renowned museum, boasting of a sculpture park by the water with meandering walkways, terraces and fountains. The award-winning addition of the art gallery in 1999 completed the artist’s grand vision and his lasting legacy. The rich history of the artist’s home is presented with contemporary photographs by Yanan Li, illustrating one of the jewels of Sweden.

 

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REPRINT: Built by the Sea – Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem

 

Norway’s Lund Hagem Architects is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. Built by the Sea – Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem Architects showcases the firm’s villas and holiday homes, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect. With texts by Erling Dokk Holm and Jan Olav Jensen, this gorgeous clothbound book presents an intimate portrait of these beautiful private homes, tucked into the Norwegian coastal landscape and rarely seen by the general public. Order the book here.