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Scandinavia Living Design

Scandinavia Living Design

Elizabeth Gaynor, Scandinavia Living Design, Photographs by Kari Haavisto, © 1987 Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, Hardcover, 256 Pages, 1-55670-009-1, 728.0948. 


  1. Architecture, Domestic -- Scandinavia
  2. Vernacular architecture -- Scandinavia
  3. Interior architecture -- Scandinavia
  4. Interior decoration -- Scandinavia.

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Back Cover - Scandinavia Living Design

Extraordinary landscapes, a rigorous climate, extremes of light and dark—these factors and more have combined to determine the styles of life and to influence design in Scandinavia. It is design based on simplicity, design that has evolved gracefully over the years, design that quietly sets an example for the rest of the world.

Scandinavia: Living Design is a rich survey of homes and furnishings inspired by and adapted to their natural environment. Organized by type of setting, Scandinavia explores forest manors filled with hand- carved, rose-painted treasures and sharp postmodern town apartments, stark houses that peer out from the dunes and snug cottages in the meadow.

The styles range from country to romantic modern, and all are beautiful and imaginative responses to the demands of nature and the search for harmony with her seasonal swings.

The 400 photographs were taken especially for this book, and they are filled with translatable ideas for decorating and design, whether they be for creating a centerpiece of thic green leaves in a white bowl or for displaying a collection of handloomed fabrics from a cross beam in the living room. Always they capture the beauty and distinctive light of Finland, Norway, Swe-den, Denmark, and Iceland in all seasons.

A beautiful and important book, Scandinavia radi-ates with the spirit of living design.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing
LC Control Number: 87009966
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal Name: Gaynor, Elizabeth, 1946-
Main Title: Scandinavia, living design / Elizabeth Gaynor ; photographs by Kari Haavisto.
Published/Created: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang : Distributed by Workman Pub., 1987.
Description: 255 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
ISBN: 1556700091 :
Notes: Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 252.
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic--Scandinavia.
Vernacular architecture--Scandinavia.
Interior architecture--Scandinavia.
Interior decoration--Scandinavia.
LC Classification: NA7370 .G39 1987
Dewey Class No.: 728/.0948 19
Geog. Area Code: ev-----
CALL NUMBER: NA7370 .G39 1987

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