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A rare look into the palaces and stately homes and estates of Sweden. Spectacular views of the famous lakes and Scandinavian fjord lands.

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A rare look into the palaces and stately homes and estates of Sweden. Spectacular views of the famous lakes and Scandinavian fjord lands.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781864701852
  • Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.98 (w) x 12.22 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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  • Posted January 22, 2009

    photographic tour of notable Swedish houses in the Gustavian style

    The 22 homes which include palaces, castles, and manors as well as a couple of rural residences exemplify the refined simplicity of the 'Gustavian style' implemented by Sweden's King Gustav in the latter 1700s. The King worked with the country's leading architects and artists to assimilate the 'ancient sculptures of the Vatican and archaeological objects at the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum' which inspired him on a trip to Italy. Besides the order of such classical forms and motifs, the King's style favored light colored wood and light colors, particularly white, making for a play of light in the rooms, spaces, and facades. This latter distinctive feature of the style is attributed to the special Swedish appreciation of light from being in a northern area with long winters. Photographer Listri and art and travel writer Rey, who have collaborated before, capture in photos and words the beauty of this Swedish architectural style in rooms, hallways, fronts and other angles of homes, wall and other furnishings, and the design of surrounding grounds.

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