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. Eleven 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

Essay Authors

Robert Adam is an architect, professor and one of the founders of ADAM Architecture, a company that specialise in traditional architecture.

Javier Cenicacelaya is a professor at Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU and an architect.

Peter Elmlund has since 2002 been in charge of the Urban City Research program at the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.

Eva Eriksson has a PhD in Architectural History and has, among other things, written two books on early 20th century architecture.

Thomas Hellquist is Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Design.

Kristina Knauff has a PhD in Architectural History and specialises in 20th century architecture, scenography and cultural history.

Helena Kåberg is an Architect and Design historian and senior lecturer of Arts. She is also intendant at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

Johan Mårtelius is an architect and Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at KTH in Stockholm.

Luca Ortelli is a professor at EPFL, ENAC School of Architecture in Lausanne, and in charge of their laboratory for construction and conservation.

Johan Rådberg had a PhD at KTH in Stockholm and was a professor of architecture and urban design at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. He passed away in 2010.

Karin Winter is an architect of interior design and has been the superintendent of the main exhibition hall of Sweden’s National Centre of Architecture and Design.

Aleksander Wolodarski has been in charge of multiple urban design projects in Stockholm city during his time at the Town Building Office. Now he runs his own business within architecture and urban design.

Johan Örn is a historian of architecture and a critic, and is the intendant of the collections at Sweden’s National Centre of Architecture and Design.