Sverre Fehn: works, projects, writings, 1949-1996

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Monacelli Press, Sep 1, 1997 - Architecture - 275 pages
This comprehensive monograph presents fifty projects from throughout the four decades of Fehn's career. Featured are such important works as the Archbishopric Museum of Hamar, the Glacier Museum in Fjaerland, and the Aukrust Museum in Alvdal, all in Norway. Also included are a number of houses and several competition projects, both built and unbuilt. Each of the works in this volume is illustrated with extensive photography, presentation drawings, and Fehn's signature sketches. Complementing the architectural projects are essays by Francesco Dal Co, Christian Norberg-Schulz, and Gennaro Postiglione, which present an analytic portrait of the architect's career, and an anthology of writings by Fehn and critics.

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The Poetic Vision of Sverre Fehn
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About the author (1997)

Norberg-Schulz took a degree in architecture at the Zurich Polytechnic in 1949. He studied the history of architecture at Harvard University and in Rome (history of architecture and technology of construction with Pier Luigi Nervi), becoming a professor in 1964. He participated in the Norwegian CIAM group in 1950; other members included Sverre Fehn and Jorn Utzon. Beginning 1966 he was a professor of architecture in the Department of Architecture at Oslo. He was awarded a degree ad honorem at Hanover in 1978, and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture.

Postiglione is a researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan.

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