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The work of Erik Gunnar Asplund

Public library, Stockholm, staircase

Public library, Stockholm, section, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Public library, Stockholm, main entrance

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ERIK GUNNAR ASPLUND

Erik Gunnar Asplund is considered as the most important Swedish architect of the 20th century.

He studied painting at the Royal Art Institute and at the Stockholm Free Architecture School. He taught architecture at the Royal Art Institute. His early production has been influenced by Neo-Classicism like the City Library (1924-1928). Together with Sigurd Lewerentz, Asplund designed an enlargement of the Stockholm crematorium and the cemetery grounds as well as several chapels.From 1930 and the Stockholm Exhibition, Erik Gunnar Asplund, influenced by the Bauhaus, becomes a fervent modernist, both as an architect and a designer like the “Karmstol” chair (1931). He was a co-author of the Modernist manifesto.

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Public library, Stockholm, main hall © Wojtek Gurak

Public library, Stockholm, plan, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

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Skogskyrkogården

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Woodland cemetery, Stockholm, elevation © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Woodland chapel, Stockholm, © Federico Covre

Woodland chapel, Stockholm, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Woodland crematorium, Stockholm, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Woodland crematorium, Stockholm, © Chen Has

Woodland cemetery, Stockholm, © Landezine

Woodland crematorium, Stockholm, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

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Other works

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City hall, Gothenburg

City hall, Gothenburg, elevation, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Stockholm Exhibition, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Skandia cinema, Stockholm, © Wikimedia Commons

Skandia cinema, Stockholm, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

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