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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Stockholm, Stockholm (county), Swedenen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1924-1928 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorAsplund, Erik Gunnaren_US
dc.date1924-1928en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T14:44:59Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T14:44:59Z
dc.date.issued1924-1928en_US
dc.identifier250475en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3105en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/166108
dc.descriptionFlat-topped cylinder rises out of cubic building; clerestory windows light the main hall; Building occupies a site on Observatory Hill, at the crossing of two main streets. After detailed study of the entire area, Asplund chose to set a detached, extremely self-contained and symmetrical building at a very slight angle to the street grid. The library’s main hall, a clerestory-lit cylinder, rises out of a cubic block of reading rooms. The composition is reminiscent of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux’s Barrière de la Villette (1784-1789) in Paris, but there are also Scandinavian references, such as the doorways, which resemble those painted on the façades of Gottlieb Bindesbøll’s Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. Most of the detail and ornament, more sparse than on earlier projects, is based on Greek motifs. Stockholm Public Library was Sweden's first public library to apply the principle of open shelves where visitors could access books without the need to ask library staff for assistance, a concept Asplund studied in the United States. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 8/2/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; concrete; orange stuccoen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectpublic librariesen_US
dc.subjectclassicismen_US
dc.subjectfunctionalismen_US
dc.subjectFrench Neoclassicismen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleStockholm Public Libraryen_US
dc.title.alternativeStockholms stadsbiblioteken_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-AEGU-SPL-A18en_US
vra.culturalContextSwedishen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypelibrary (building)en_US
dc.contributor.displayErik Gunnar Asplund (Swedish architect, 1885-1940)en_US


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