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Author Norberg-Schulz, Christian.

Title Nightlands : Nordic building / Christian Norberg-Schulz ; [translation by Thomas McQuillan].

Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.948 NORB    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Nattlandene. English.
Physical description ix, 230 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-220) and index.
Contents 1. The Nordic -- 2. The Natural -- 3. The Domestic -- 4. The Universal -- 5. The Foreign -- 6. The National -- 7. The International -- 8. The Regional.
Summary Architecture is a manifestation of the environment in which it is placed, observes distinguished architect and theoretician Christian Norberg-Schulz. A simple enough observation, but one that becomes subtle and nuanced in this landmark book that attempts to define, for the first time, what Nordic building really is. Exploring the ways built experience "takes place," Norberg-Schulz charts the distinctive character of land and climate that distinguishes the architectural traditions of Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway from each other and from those to the south. While each of these countries might be said to share regional traits, Norberg-Schulz identifies differences (the cultivated and closely detailed landscape and architecture of Denmark, the dramatic, structured forms of Norway) that allow him to account for the way individual Nordic architectures evolved.
Subject Vernacular architecture -- Scandinavia.
Architecture -- Scandinavia -- Psychological aspects.
Vernacular architecture -- Baltic Sea Region.
Architecture -- Baltic Sea Region -- Psychological aspects.
Variant Title Nordic building.
ISBN 0262140578 (hc : alk. paper)