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The Swedish Country House by Susanna Scherman – Excerpt

The Swedish Country House by Susanna Scherman – Excerpt

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Swedish country houses are one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Little known outside Sweden and rarely published, they survive in surpris­ingly large numbers, often with their original furniture and decoration. Twenty of these remarkable and timeless houses are examined here in detail, ranging from royal palaces to farmhouses, all dating from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. In spite of being far from the centers of power and artistic influence, these houses reflect the talents of important architects and designers who together forged a distinctive national style.

Sweden has been fortunate in its history: while the Hundred Years War reduced much of Europe to ruins, Sweden grew rich, and during the subsequent centuries has enjoyed almost continuous peace. The story of Swedish country houses is thus a mirror of Swedish social history, its hierarchy of classes, its absorption of European styles and movements, and above all its enduring culture.

The Swedish Country House is both an impor­tant contribution to design history and a highly seductive glimpse into a secret Nordic world. Art historian Susanna Scherman has included examples from every level, drawing special attention to the qualities that make them unique. She and noted photographer Åkeeson Lindman explored the houses together, and together they bring them to life for the reader.

To read more about The Swedish Country House or Susanna Scherman please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.
Swedish country houses are one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Little known outside Sweden and rarely published, they survive in surpris­ingly large numbers, often with their original furniture and decoration. Twenty of these remarkable and timeless houses are examined here in detail, ranging from royal palaces to farmhouses, all dating from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. In spite of being far from the centers of power and artistic influence, these houses reflect the talents of important architects and designers who together forged a distinctive national style.

Sweden has been fortunate in its history: while the Hundred Years War reduced much of Europe to ruins, Sweden grew rich, and during the subsequent centuries has enjoyed almost continuous peace. The story of Swedish country houses is thus a mirror of Swedish social history, its hierarchy of classes, its absorption of European styles and movements, and above all its enduring culture.

The Swedish Country House is both an impor­tant contribution to design history and a highly seductive glimpse into a secret Nordic world. Art historian Susanna Scherman has included examples from every level, drawing special attention to the qualities that make them unique. She and noted photographer Åkeeson Lindman explored the houses together, and together they bring them to life for the reader.

To read more about The Swedish Country House or Susanna Scherman please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.

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Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: Crown Publishing Group on Sep 19, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

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Detail of the paintingof the Chinese boat by LarsBolander in the ChineseDining Room at Strömsholm.
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Looking from the halldown the enfilade at Stola.Copyright©2010SusannaSchermanPhotographs copyright © 2010Åke E:son LindmanAll rights reserved.Published in the United States by The Monacelli Press,a division of Random House,Inc.,NewYork.Published simultaneously in theUnited Kingdom by Thames &Hudson,Ltd.,London.The Monacelli Press and M designare registered trademarks of Random House,Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataScherman,Susanna.The Swedish country house /Susanna Scherman ;photographsby Åke E:son Lindman.– 1st ed.p.cm.Includesbibliographicalreferencesand index.ISBN 978-1-58093-294-3(hardcover)1. Country homes – Sweden.2. Interior decoration – Sweden.3. Decoration and ornament,Rustic – Sweden. I.Lindman,Åke E:son.II.Title.NA7566.S9S34 2010728'.3709485 – dc222010015573Printed in China10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1FirstAmerican Editionwww.monacellipress.com

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