Ralph Erskine, arkitekt by Mats Egelius (Byggförlaget, 1988) is a comprehensive monograph of Ralph Erskine (1914–2005), the groundbreaking British-Swedish master of ecologically and socially sustainable architecture and urban planning. The richly illustrated book has Swedish texts; the illustration consists of black-and-white and colour photographs, architectural drawings, sketches and other intriguing image material.
The contents has been thematised into eight chapters. They deal with Erskine’s early years and immigration from the UK to Sweden; Erskine’s adaptation into Swedish culture and learning the language; the founding of his office; his interest in the Northern climate and landscape, his architectural connections, influencers and visionary plans, an analysis of the Barberaren area in Sandviken as an example of Erskine’s humanist architecture, and then lastly, his return to England and an analysis of The Byker Wall project; a discussion about the 1980s in Erskine’s production. The book concludes with an illustrated list of works.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The dust jacket shows some signs of use and shelf wear, but the pages are clean and tidy and the binding is faultless.