Accidentism: Josef Frank
Mikael Bergquist, Olof Michélsen
Birkhäuser-Publishers for Architecture, Jan 1, 2005 - Architecture - 95 pages
The designs, buildings and writings of Josef Frank go back to the roots of Modernism, to the ideal of Viennese culture at the start of the 20th century, and to the beginning of the "Scandinavian style." As one of the first advocates of classical Modernism, he became a prophet of the new movement, but very soon went on to become a harsh critic of its dogmatism.
Not only did Josef Frank achieve recognition in the Viennese society of the 1920s but he also exerted considerable influence on Swedish Modernism. In the mid-1930s he moved to Stockholm, and began working for Svenskt Tenn, a successful company which still carries the majority of furnishings which Frank designed, in its program today.
This book focuses on Frank's later works, presenting his unrealized building projects, his timeless furniture and textile designs.