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Asplund, Erik Gunnar

(ā`rĭk go͝on`när äs`plənd), 1885–1940, Swedish architect. He designed the central library of Stockholm (completed 1928), but he is best known for the group of pavilions that he planned for the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. There Asplund employed the forms of the new architecture but added a dynamic line and a dignity of proportion of his own.
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It was these motifs (exaggerated arches, heavy Doric columns often strengthened with massive blocks of rustication), rather than delicate Palladian details, that appealed to those early 20th-century architects like Peter Behrens, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto and Gunnar Asplund whose neoclassicism evolved into modernism.
Asi mismo sucede con proyectos referentes para el, como la exposicion de Estocolmo de Gunnar Asplund o el Auditorio de la ciudad universitaria, en Caracas, en donde es notable la estrecha relacion de similitud con algunos elementos del proyecto.
With Torsten Stubelius, Sigurd Lewerentz devised an exemplary proposal that became the starting point for Lewerentz's and Erik Gunnar Asplund's collaboration on the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm.
College-level art library holdings will find much to recommend with GUNNAR ASPLUND, the only detailed monograph in print on the Swedish architect.
The planned extension of Gunnar Asplund's library in Stockholm will not go ahead.
Sweden, indeed, demonstrates the positive side of the modernist attitude to death, with the haunting, tomb-less landscape of Stockholm's Woodland Cemetery, laid out by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, but this has not prevented older burial grounds, full of monuments, being carefully tended.
Contributors range from great names of the heroic inter-war period like Erik Gunnar Asplund and the elder Saarinen, Eliel, to giants of our time like Christian Norberg-Schulz, Kjell Lund and Juhani Pallasmaa.
Phaidon has two substantial monographs on twentieth-century architects, Peter Blundell Jones's Gunnar Asplund (October, 45 [pounds sterling]) and Robin McCarter's Louis Kahn (October, 45 [pounds sterling]) but the architectural book of the season is Zaha Hadid: Complete Works, edited by Patrick Schumachcr and Gordana Fontana Giusti: 'four volumes slip-cased in ruby-red Lucite' and almost a work of architecture in itself (Thames and Hudson, November, 75 [pounds sterling]).
Gunnar Asplund's 1930 easy chair GA-2 for Kallemo comes in a chrome or powder-coated frame with fabric or leather upholstery.
This book does much to redress the lack of attention given to Gunnar Asplund who, following his death in 1940, was described by Alvar Aalto as 'the greatest among architects'.