City, Civility and Capitalism

City, Civility and Capitalism

This anthology explores how architecture, urban design and trade historically and today have contributed to civility and political order. The writers examine civility as a concept and its role in both political organisation and economic relations between citizens in Renaissance Italy.

The book also focuses on the cities of today and how we can create urban environments where the individual can flourish. Can townscapes and good manners generate happiness, and what role does architecture play in creating civilised societies? Can civility prevail in a world of disruption?

City, Civility and Capitalism
ISBN Eng: 978-91-89069-14-5
40 illustrations. 24 x 17 cm. 200 pp
Autumn 2020

Gustav III – His Own Architect

Gustav III – His Own Architect

Gustav III (1746-1792) is one of Sweden’s best-known and most important kings, both in Sweden and internationally. He is especially known as the founder of several academies, perhaps most notably the Swedish Academy, the body that selects the Nobel Prize in literature, but also for his importance to theatre and art.

Outside a small circle of connoisseurs, his importance as an architect, builder and patron has remained unknown. Few people are aware that he was also an architect and made his own drawings. In this exclusive book, divided in three parts, his own drawings are published for the first time.

Gustav III – His Own Architect
ISBN Eng: 978-91-89069-06-0
600 illustrations. 50 x 70 cm. 600 pp
Autumn 2020

Expedition Vanadis

An Ethnographic Voyage Around the World 1883–1885

(Expedition Vanadis – En etnografisk världsomsegling 1883–1885)

Hjalmar Stolpe is one of Sweden’s best-known archaeologists and explorers. In the late 19th century he sailed around the world on the steamboat Vanadis. Portugal, Brazil, Chile, Thailand, India and Egypt are some of the places he visited on his 18-month journey. On the trip was the 22-year-old photographer Oscar Ekholm.

The expedition is one of the first of its kind in history to be documented using photography and brought home a unique collection consisting of thousands of photographs. Bo G Erikson is a science journalist and honorary doctor at Uppsala University. This material has never been shown before.

Expedition Vanadis – An Ethnographic
Voyage Around the World 1883–1885
(Expedition Vanadis – En etnografisk
världsomsegling 1883–1885)
ISBN Eng: 978-91-89069-20-6
ISBN Swe: 978-91-89069-01-5
130 illustrations. 31 x 23 cm. 250 pp
Autumn 2020

Rosti

A Designable World

(Rosti – En formbar värld)

You are probably in contact with Rosti’s different products every day – when you start your car, pour a glass of juice, fix your hair, cook, or open a can of beer or carton of milk. This is the story of the little plastics company from Småland, Sweden, that became a major multinational corporation.

However, the company’s strong growth was not achieved without challenges and difficulties – some more daunting than others. This book about Rosti, which includes numerous pictures, describes the fascinating success story and development of one of Sweden’s most exciting companies.

Rosti – A Designable World
(Rosti – En formbar värld)
ISBN Eng: 978-91-985236-4-5
ISBN Swe: 978-91-985236-3-8
100 illustrations. 31.5 x 24 cm. 270 pp
Autumn 2020