Hilma af Klint

Seeing Is Believing

(Hilma af Klint – Att se är att inse) 

This volume presents seven series of works by the pioneering artist Hilma af Klint. They were all created in the first half of the year 1920 and are the last paintings af Klint made before turning to watercolour and adopting a recognisable style of painting taught by Rudolf Steiner and his disciples.

The anthology is based on a seminar held at the Goethe-Institut London in conjunction with the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen, which took place at the Serpentine Galleries during the spring of 2016.

Hilma af Klint – Seeing is Believing
(Hilma af Klint – Att se är att inse)
ISBN Eng: 978-91-89069-18-3
ISBN Swe: 978-91-89069-08-4
95 illustrations. 29 x 23 cm (portrait). 152 pp
Spring 2020

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Japan’s Past and Present

In Japan, the study of nihonjinron became popular after the Second World War in an attempt to explain the uniqueness of the country’s culture and character. Some of the essays in this volume deal with these issues and explore aspects of the Japanese quest for a national identity. Today Japan is one of the world’s largest economies, but it is facing enormous challenges on a social, cultural, financial and political level.

These challenges are highlighted and analysed in this book through themes and topics from Japanese history: identity, architecture, religion, manga, Christianity in Japan, the Samurais and many other subjects.

Japan’s Past and Present
ISBN: 978-91-63972-05-8
155 illustrations. 24 x 17 cm (portrait). 570 pp
Design: Patric Leo
Spring 2020

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Swedish Grace

A Forgotten Modernism

(Swedish Grace – En bortglömd modernism)

Swedish Grace is the most celebrated of all periods and styles of Swedish architecture. The Stockholm City Library, the Chapel of the Resurrection at the Woodland Cemetery outside Stockholm and the Stockholm Concert Hall are all world-famous and among the most highly regarded buildings in Sweden.

This anthology is an updated release of the sold-out Swedish Grace – The Forgotten Modern. Scholars of various nationalities discuss Swedish Grace from different angles, highlighting its contemporary relevance.

Text in Swedish
Swedish Grace – En bortglömd modernism
ISBN: 978-91-985236-7-6
153 illustrations. 31 x 23 cm (portrait). 232 pp.
Design: Patric Leo
Spring 2020

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Wallpapers Through Times

Perspectives from the Engelsberg World Heritage Site

(Tapeter genom tiderna – Perspektiv från världsarvet Engelsbergs bruk)

Over the centuries, wallpaper has been one of our most important wall decorations. Attitudes to wallpaper have changed over time, especially in recent decades. However, today there is a strong and growing interest in wallpaper and the historic preservation of buildings.

As the first stand-alone volume in a series on the Engelsberg World Heritage Site, this book provides an understanding of the history of wallpaper. Through numerous pictures, both historical and modern, the experts in the field provide us with an in-depth look into wallpaper, both as a craft and as an expression of different decorative ideals.

Text in Swedish
Tapeter genom tiderna
– Perspektiv från världsarvet Engelsbergs bruk
ISBN: 978-91-89069-03-9
130 illustrations. 30.5 x 24 cm (portrait). 200 pp
Spring 2020

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Essays on Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (1916–2006) gained international recognition with her groundbreaking book The Death and Life of Great American Cities and became a prominent political activist. But despite early worldwide attention, she remains unknown to many. Jacobs’ written work has an unusual breadth to it, with eight books ranging from economics and ecology to politics and social philosophy, taking on the whole mystery of society.

In this anthology, 13 writers consider unique aspects of Jacobs, reassessing her work in the context of our contemporary reality. They explore burning questions about how we build communities and cities – and how we can live together in them.

Essays on Jane Jacobs
ISBN: 978-91-98523-69-0​
65 illustrations. 22.5 x 16 cm (portrait). 300 pp
Design: Patric Leo
Spring 2020

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