Etikettarkiv: Book

The colours in the old church paintings

Färgen i de gamla kyrkomålningarna

Over the years, art historians have presented magnificent books about the medieval church paintings in Sweden, in Mälardalen and Västergötland, in Småland and on Gotland, in Östergötland and elsewhere. The people, environments and symbols depicted have captured the attention of visitors for centuries. The medieval painters have left permanent marks on walls, ceilings and arches.

In Medieval Pigments, the reader may encounter these paintings, but under different signs. How have they been made? What does the colour consist of? What pigments were used? Anders G. Nord tells what the history of pigments reveals. Through many examples, the viewer will understand how the colour once appeared and what time has changed. What significance the church’s location had, when and how the church came into being, what pigments were then available. These are basic facts, but previously rarely or never addressed.

Nord describes how the paintings were built up, which dyes were used and where the pigments came from.

Anders G. Nord is an associate professor of chemistry and has for a large part of his professional life worked in cultural conservation, including at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and the National Heritage Board.

Anders Nord:
Medeltida pigment. Färgen i de gamla kyrkomålningarna
Carlsson Bokförlag
Released 2021

The Colours of Swedish Counties: Småland

Småland

This is the twelwth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Huseby Bruk, Eksjö old wooden town, the Glas Country. and much more.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland, Västergötland, Uppland and Öland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in English and Swedish

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se 

New book The Colours of Swedish Counties, Uppland

This is the eleventh book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  World heritage Birka, Old Uppsala, Gustavianum, Löfsta bruk. and much more.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland, Västergötland. and Öland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

The Colours of Swedish Counties – Öland

This is the tenth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  the Royal Villa of Soliden, Halltorps Hage with its giant oak trees, Museum of Öland, Himmelsberga.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

Verner Panton´s colourful world – new book

Verner Panton”Panton -miljöer, farver, systemer, mönstre
Ida Engholm, Anders Michelsen
Strandberg Publishing, Köpenhamn, 2017

 

Verner Panton  is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant and exotic colors. His style was very ”1960s” but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton’s most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).

Personalrestaurangen i Der Spiegels förlagshus, Hamburg med Verner Pantons lampor och textilier. Färgskalan var extremt viktig. Inredningen hamnade på Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg när verksamheten flyttade.The staff restaurant in Der Spiegel’s publishing house, Hamburg with Verner Panton’s lamps and textiles.  The decor ended at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg when the business moved. Photo:© Panton Design, Basel

Panton was often radical and far ahead of time in the way het worked – it was about trying new. Both materials and production techniques. Everything according to the motto: ”A less successful experiment is preferable to a beautiful flatness.”

 The Panton Chair

För more see the Official Panton Portal www.verner-panton.com/

The colours of Swedish Counties: Bohuslän

Bohuslän

This is the ninthbook in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Hålö and the Marble Pool, the Stonemasonary Museum, Gullholmen Captain´s home and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

The colours of Swedish Counties: Närke

This is the eights book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Örebro Castle, Cajsa Warg, famous cook and author of ”Young women´s household helper”, Tångeråsa Church  and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

New book – the colours of Swedish Counties, Södermanland

sodermanland-framsida

This is the sixth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Gripsholm Castle, Julita Manor, lush oak forests and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Skåne, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

Colourful Childrens book

Oncle  Basset and Teddy  Tiger in "Inte vara rädd" (Not being afraid) Foto: Karin Ahlin

Oncle Basset and Teddy Tiger in ”Inte vara rädd” (Not being afraid) Foto: Karin Ahlin

Karin Ahlin´s childrens book about the scared Teddy Tiger and the confident Oncle Basset is a winding story about feelings and friendship.

Karin Ahlin utformar husens rum och möbler i färgfält som i sin enkelhet och djärvhet för tankarna till målare som Klee och Mondrian.” ( Kain Ahlin designs rooms and furniture of the house in fields of colour that in its simplicity and boldness make you think of painters like Klee and Mondrian) Tove Jonstoj in review in DN.