Danish Architecture since 1754

By Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld

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Danish Architecture since 1754. An introduction to Danish architecture, not just for professionals, but for all those who are interested in the connection between the buildings' history and the development of society. 

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This book describes the development from Amalienborg´s beautiful palaces to the Tietgen Dormitory´s wonderful circular building in Ørestaden. In 1754, Akademiet for de Skjønne Kunster (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), was founded for the study of art and architecture.

This is the story of the development in Danish architecture from 1754 until today. In its own way, Denmark has managed to make original contributions to European architecture, ranging from Eigtved´s Amalienborg Palace, C.F.Hansen’s play with Roman classicism, M.G.Bindesbøll’s Thorvaldsens Museum to Utzon’s organic structuralism and Tegnestuen Vandkunsten’s renewal of housing forms. All these architects were inspired by foreign ideas and foreign architects and all have led a critical dialogue with their own tradition; Henning Larsen, Friis & Moltke, Fogh & Følner, 3xNielsen, KHR, Dorte Mandrup, Lundgaard & Tranberg, B.I.G. More and more foreign architects are now working in Denmark: Zaha Hadid, Tony Fretton, Norman Foster, their works are also represented in this book.

This concise and carefully organized history of architecture will be enjoyed by both professors, students as well as laymen with an interest in architecture.

Photographer Jens Lindhe has contributed with photos of both old and new, and a wealth of beautiful drawings adorns this publication.

AuthorKim Dirckinck-Holmfeld
Format17 x 20 cm
PublisherArkitektens Forlag
BindingSoft cover
Page count400