Arkitekten Finn Juhl
Esbjørn Hiort Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was one of Danish furniture art's most original designers. He gained world fame with his furnishings for the United Nations headquarters and through his international exhibitions. At the Triennale in Milan in the 1950s he received no less than five gold medals and it was during these years that he won international fame for his furniture. As a space artist, Finn Juhl achieved worldwide fame with his interiors for the UN headquarters in New York, and as an exhibition architect he was the man behind the large exhibitions of Danish applied art abroad, which created the term "Danish Design".
Arne Jacobsen (3 vols.)
Approach to his complete works 1926 – 1949 Félix Solaguren-Beascoa Through intensive studies, the Spanish architect and author has published all hitherto available projects and works by the architect Arne Jacobsen, including some that have not been published so far. The work is divided into three volumes The first two volumes show Jacobsen's works from resp. 1926-1949 and from 1950-1971, when Jacobsen died. Volume three shows a selection of Arne Jacobsen's drawings from 1958-65. The work is inspired by Le Corbusier's 'Oeuvre complète' and constructed in much the same way. Each volume begins with a review of Jacobsen's architectural development in the respective period - seen through Spanish eyes. In total, the work is over 600 pages, which complements the large book about Arne Jacobsen also from Arkitektens Forlag.
Influences from Japan in Danish Art and Design
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen A major book about Japonisme in Danish art, design and architecture. At the end of the 19th century Danish artists were among the first in the Western world to engage with Japanese art and adopt elements of it in their work, creating an independent Danish form of expression. And that tradition has been maintained ever since. Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen’s book about Japanese influences in Danish art, design and architecture analyses and traces this development over nearly one and a half centuries, from 1870 to 2010. Inspiration from Japanese art became a catalyst with wide-ranging and lasting effects. The impact of Japonisme was so extensive that it became an essential element in the preconditions for Danish Modernism in the 20th century and for the status as a ”Design Nation” that Denmark can be proud of right up to the present day. Who knew, for example, that Danish national treasures such as
Christoffer Harlang About the life and work of the architect Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) as a furniture designer.With a list of works 1948-1980. Contents: Erik Krogh: Architect and furniture artist. Nils Fagerholt: The exhibitions and the special rooms. Ole Palsby: Setting a standard. Christoffer Harlang: Lightness and heaviness. A conversation with Poul Kjærholm / Axel Thygesen and Arne Karlsen.