The Swedish Country House

Susanna Scherman

£35.00

A ravishingly beautiful presentation of some of most beguiling and varied country houses in the world

Overview

Swedish country houses are among Europe’s best-kept secrets. Little known to the outside world and rarely illustrated, they survive in surprisingly large numbers, often with their original furniture and decoration.

The story of Swedish country houses is a mirror of Swedish social history, its hierarchy of classes, its absorption of European styles and movements, and above all the enduring character of its own culture.

This superb book, by a leading Swedish specialist in interiors, richly illustrated with images specially taken by a leading Swedish photographer, examines in detail examples from royal palaces to farmhouses, from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.

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Reviews

'Swedish country houses are a treasure trove that should have been opened sooner'
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Further Details

Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.0 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 229

Publication date: 11 October 2010

ISBN: 9780500515303

Contents List

Introduction • Torpa, Västergötland • Fiholm, Södermanland • Skoklaster Castle, Uppland • Strömsholm Castle, Västmanland • Länna Parsonage, Uppland • Stola, Västergötland • Lövsta Bruk, Uppland • Stora Nyckelviken, Södermanland • Huvudsta, Uppland • Hallunda, Södermanland • Mårtes, Hälsingland • Heby, Södermanland • Haga Pavilion, Uppland • Siggebohyttan, Västmanland • Krusenberg Uppland Stjernsund, Närke • Ystegårn Farm, Hälsingland • Fågelsjö Parsonage, Dalarna • Trönö Parsonage, Hälsingland • Blacksta, Närke

About the Author

Susanna Scherman was born and still lives in Sweden. She studied architecture and design and has practical experience of the restoration of interiors and of gardens. One of her previous titles, Den Svenska Kakelugnen – a book on the Swedish tiled stove – was nominated for the distinguished August Prize.

Åke E:son Lindman is a highly respected Swedish photographer.

List of Contributors

Ake E:son Lindman