Arne Jacobsen (Arkitektens förlag, 1998) is a comprehensive, English-speaking monograph compiled by Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum.
The Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971) established his international reputation primarily in furniture design, creating chairs that were among the world’s best-selling pieces of designer furniture in the latter half of the 20th century: The Ant, The Egg, The Swan. Jacobsen also ranks as a master of modern architecture through works such the Bellavista housing complex, Århus City Hall, the Søholm row houses, Munkgård Elementary School, Rødovre City Hall, the SAS Royal Hotel, and St. Catherine’s College at Oxford. His work with design encompassed everything from AJ flatware to Cylinda-Line hollowware.
This book, the first full-length study of Arne Jacobsen’s work, its time and context, covers it all, from his early Neo-Classical buildings to the Late-Modern monumentality of the National Bank of Denmark in Copenhagen. It also provides a general introduction to the ideas and approaches that shaped the phenomenon we call Scandinavian modern.
– Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum, Arne Jacobsen (Arkitektens förlag, 1998), back cover text
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. Only the dust jacket shows some small signs of use and wear.