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Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885–1975)

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885–1975)
Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885–1975), Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885-1975). Image Courtesy of Park Books
Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885-1975). Image Courtesy of Park Books

Sigurd Lewerentz is one of Europe's greatest, relatively unsung 20th century architects. He was educated as a mechanical engineer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, but it was an architectural apprenticeship in Munich that set him on his career path — a path that "led him to be revered as one of Sweden’s most eminent architects." This sought after reprint of Janne Ahlin's seminal monograph has now been made available once again.

Sigurd Lewerentz at around the age of eighty. As always, elegantly attired, and with his cigar as faithful companion. © Photo Karl-Erik Olsson Snogeröd. Image Courtesy of Park Books St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen, 1960. © Pål-Nils Nilsson/TIO. Image Courtesy of Park Books Interior of St. Gertrude’s Chapel. © C. G. Rosenberg. Image Courtesy of Park Books Chapel of the Resurrection. Photo from the 1920’s. © Swedish Museum of Architecture. Image Courtesy of Park Books + 11

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect is a new facsimile reprint of the first monograph ever written on Lewerentz and his work. Originally published in 1985 in Swedish, this legendary book tells the story of his life and presents his entire body of work through a combination of texts, photographs, drawings, and plans. This edition sets Lewerentz in a contemporary context through a concluding essay on his work and legacy by the German-Chinese architect, critic, and professor Wilfried Wang.

Chapel of the Resurrection. Detail drawing of the portico from 1924. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Chapel of the Resurrection. Detail drawing of the portico from 1924. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Elevation of a worker’s cottage, Nyvång, 1913. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Elevation of a worker’s cottage, Nyvång, 1913. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Two examples of typefaces designed by Lewerentz, inspired by the Bauhaus. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Two examples of typefaces designed by Lewerentz, inspired by the Bauhaus. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Lamp and armchair shown in the Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Watercolor on illustration board. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Lamp and armchair shown in the Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Watercolor on illustration board. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Exhibition case for AB Byggnadsvaror in Hall No. 2. Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Watercolor and tempera on illustration board. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Exhibition case for AB Byggnadsvaror in Hall No. 2. Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Watercolor and tempera on illustration board. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Proposal for a floating dance floor for the Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Not built. Watercolor. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books
Proposal for a floating dance floor for the Stockholm Exhibition, 1930. Not built. Watercolor. © Sigurd Lewerentz. Image Courtesy of Park Books

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Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885–1975)" 13 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770146/sigurd-lewerentz-architect-1885-nil-1975/> ISSN 0719-8884
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