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Modernism in Scandinavia

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction What is this unit about? Scandinavian design became famous all over the world in the mid-twentieth century. This unit looks at where this success came from, focusing on the emerging national cultures of the region...

1910–1930 – Classicism and the Universal Vision

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modernism in Scandinavia : Art, Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...This chapter bridges a period that is uncomfortably placed within traditional schemes of art historical styles. The experimental culture of the turn of the century, associated with Art Nouveau, National Romanticism and the ‘golden age...

1930–1950 – Modernism: Better Things for Everyday Life

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modernism in Scandinavia : Art, Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...The interwar period continued the trends of massive social and cultural change in the Nordic countries. Art and design reform efforts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were increasingly bearing fruit as the art scene...

Modernism in Scandinavia

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bibliographic guide

...This bibliographic article focuses on the design histories of the Nordic region. The five Nordic countries of Europe—namely, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, along with Iceland—are commonly grouped together in English-language histories...