|Chapter title||Nordic Visions of a Classical World (1901 – 1966)|
|Editors||Temple, N., Piotrowski, A. and Heredia, J.M.|
This essay explores twentieth century neo-classicism in the Nordic countries, and suggests its supranational practice was more than a stylistic interregnum of the interwar period. It addresses the origin of the movement in the concerns of the National Romantic movement, the mediation of architectural theories from Semper onwards that stressed experience over order, and which emphasised addressing societal needs, as well as travels at home and abroad. A study of individual projects suggests the success of the movement was its non-doctrinaire approach, and its treatment of building and landscape as a unified topos.
|Keywords||Nordic Classicism, National Romanticism, Modernism, Critical regionalism, Assimilation|
|Book title||Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture|
|Published||12 Nov 2019|
|Place of publication||London|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-on-the-Reception-of-Classical-Architecture/Temple-Piotrowski-Heredia/p/book/9781138047112|