BOOK LAUNCH! ALLBORGARRÄTTEN: The Right to the City as a Swedish Tradition
ALLBORGARRÄTTEN will be released and presented by author Jan Rydén on 9 February, 17:00-20:00 at Färgfabriken with a discussion with the author at 18:00
“Allborgarrätten” is a newly coined concept that promises to be the urban equivalent of the rural, traditional Swedish 'allemansrätten’ – everyman's right to roam freely in nature. The rural right is one most Swedes know by heart, even though they now live in cities. Through the Nordic lens, Rydén explores themes like the right to the city, national identity and connects it to a larger global discourse. Along with this verbal exploration Jan Rydén has created a series of pictograms, a pictorial grammar of sorts, which follows its own poetic logic. The book is published in both English and Swedish.
NEW! HOMMAGE TILL ORDBILDEN
A+O Publishing is proud to present HOMMAGE TILL ORDBILDEN by author Anders Hall on 10 December 14:00 at Runnels Antikvariat. Poet and novelist Eva Runefelt will also be in attendance to read her poems from the book
Hommage till ordbilden is, in many ways, a professional testament of Anders Hall. Words are paired, with and against each other, and accompanied by quotes and longer texts to reveal Hall's deep and joyful interest in linguistic, typographic, and existential communication. Every page of the book designed by hand by Hall and the printed edition remains faithful to the 304-page handmade original. Hommage till ordbilden not only inspires a pure reading experience, but also acts as a swatch of hundred different fonts. In addition, the book presents five new poems by Eva Runefelt, a renowned Swedish novelist and poet. Anders Hall's Hommage till ordbilden is an exquisite and idiosyncratic example of a Swedish book design at its best.
Book launch and concert at Cranbrook Centre for THE HOME AND ART OF CARL MILLES
CRANBROOK CENTER FOR COLLECTION AND RESEARCH PRESENTS
Carl Milles's Muse: Ludwig van Beethoven
A Concert at Cranbrook with Pianist Christopher Harding and Violinist Kathryn Votapek to celebrates the North American Premiere of the book THE HOME AND ART OF CARL MILLES with an Essay by Center Director Gregory Wittkopp.
The concert will be followed by a wine reception with the musicians and a book signing with Gregory Wittkopp.
Join the Center for Collections and Research on Sunday, December 11, 2016 as they use music to weave together the stories of Cranbrook, Carl Milles, and Beethoven in celebration of a new book about Millesgården.
NEW RELEASE! COBE: Our Urban Living Room
COBE: Our Urban Living Room launches on 14 October, accompanied by an exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC)!
Birthday party on Israel’s Square, workplace at the local library or an afternoon in the sun on Queen Louise’s Bridge. For COBE, the city is our new living room and we are increasingly moving our everyday activities into it, where we feel at home. In the book and exhibition “Urban Living Room”, they speak about their vision and show the ideas behind their projects from the past ten years of work in Copenhagen.
Our Urban Living Room is a careful examination of Copenhagen and the lives it contains. It is a look into COBE’s process - how they look to the past, present, and future for inspiration and guidance.
The exhibitions at COBE’s office and at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) encompass what it’s all about - the physical projects in the city. The exhibition between the two locations and further around the Christianshavn offers an opporunity to experience the different projects of COBE up close.
Founded in 2006 by architect Dan Stubbergaard, COBE established itself as a leading design studio with a great understanding of architecture’s function as a social engine.
NEW! Art Nouveau Från Rörstrand
With the dawn of 20th century, Rörstrand in Stockholm made its mark around the world with its art pottery. Amidst the emerging Art Nouveau movement, the renowned porcelain factory aimed to reach new technical and aesthetic heights. Several exclusive types of artware have long been forgotten and are presented here for the first time in modern history.
Through thorough research into the archives, recipe books and collections, author Markus Dimdal has sought clues to how the objects came to be. The rich and beautifully illustrated presentations of the selected ceramic pieces are discussed in context of art history and international influences. Markus Dimdal's research spanning over a decade on this subject has culminated in Art Nouveau från Rörstrand, both a reference book and a future classic for anyone with interest in Swedish art and craft history.
NEW RELEASE & BOOK SIGNING EVENT: Observatören
Observatören is a new photography book by Emanuel Cederqvist. The photos were taken in Sarek National Park in northern Sweden, where it is usually described as Sweden's last wilderness. On a walk beyond the beaten path, it may take days before you meet someone.
Don't miss out on the two upcoming events in Norway and Sweden to pick up a copy of Observatören and have it signed by the photographer and author Emanuel Cederqvist!
10 September - FOTOBOKFESTIVAL OSLO 2016 http://www.fffotografer.no/prosjekter/fotobokfestival-oslo
22 September - FOTOBOK GBG (Gothenburg) http://fotobokgbg.se/
At a plateau at 1830 metre altitude, just below Pårtetjåkkås peak, lies the weather station Cederqvist visited and photographed. The weather station was built by Axel Hamberg and was completed in 1914. During 1914-1918 the station was inhabited by two weather observers who performed precise measurements of the weather around the clock. In 1917, an accident occurred at the weather station in Pårtetjåkkå and one of the observers disappeared in a snowstorm. The accident remains a mystery, and the body was never recovered. Because of the site's inaccessible geographical position, the station and the abandoned measuring instruments remained untouched for over a hundred years.
Humans have always tried to control and understand nature.Through this book, Cederqvist examines the gap between chance and the predictable, between the immeasurable and measurable.
NEW! Nick Alm
Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to present NICK ALM, a new book in collaboration with Galleri Agardh & Tornvall.
The book launches on 7 September with an accompanying exhibition at Galleri Agardh & Tornvall. With contributions from Odd Nerdrum, Jeffrey Carlson and Bengt Tornvall, this richly illustrated book is the first publication featuring a collection of works by Nick Alm.
Born in 1985 in Eksjö, Sweden, Nick Alm entered the Florence Academy of Art in 2007, where he also held a position as a teaching assistant. After graduation in 2010, the artist received a scholarship to join The Hudson River Fellowship to paint landscapes. The following year, he studied with Odd Nerdrum in Norway and France before moving back to Sweden.
Letter to my dear wins a Silver Egg!
Brev till mitt kära/Letter to my dear has won a coveted Silver Egg in the category of Identity Design by Guldägget award 2016! Huge congrats to Lennart Grebelius, Björn Engström and Anders Eklind as well!
As always, you can pick up this title and others through the order page.
DECODE BARCODE - Photography exhibition by Anne-Stine Johnsbråten
The exhibition "Decode Barcode" opening on 31 January at Bymuseet in Oslo is a unique opportunity to experience Barcode up close through the eyes of Anne-Stine Johnsbråten, "Årets Bilde 2016" nominated photographer. More info
The exhibition features images that were originally commissioned for the book Barcode - Instant City, released in September 2016.
"Decode Barcode" takes the pulse of Oslo's answer to Manhattan. Bjørvika district is constantly evolving and everyone has an opinion about Barcode, the newly completed redevelopment of the former industrial harbour in central Oslo. Photographer Anne-Stine Johnsbråten explores the high-profile and much discussed architecture of Barcode while capturing the new life and vibrance of the former dock.
COBE OUR URBAN LIVING ROOM at DAC
Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to present COBE: OUR URBAN LIVING ROOM, the first publication documenting the works of Cobe architects.
Thank you to everyone who attended the book presentation and exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) on Friday, 14 October 2016!
The exhibition continues until 8 January, 2017.
Detailed information about the exhibition on official DAC website
A+O at STOCKHOLM ART BOOK FAIR 2016 / 30 SEP-2 OCT
The third edition of Stockholm Art Book Fair brings together Scandinavian and international publishers focusing on art, theory and aesthetics to share ideas and insights, as well as present their latest publications. Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to be one of the organisers and an exhibitor at the fair this year!
Stockholm Art Book Fair promotes cooperation and exchange between publishing houses, while strengthening the position of publishers who focus on art, theory, and aesthetics. Stockholm Art Book Fair is produced by Art and Theory Publishing, Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing and, Link Image and supported by the City of Stockholm.
We warmly welcome you to visit the this year's fair taking place at Mindepartementet on Skeppsholmen, a beautiful and historical part of the city. Don't forget to check out the discussion with Kristina Bength and Ceclia Darle about the lastest book Rummets Rymder 1974 at the fair on Sunday, 2 October at 14:00!
30 September - 2 October
NEW RELEASE! Rummets Rymder 1974 / Species of Space 1974
The project started as a reading circle where the artists Kristina Bength och Cecilia Darle, invited artists for a close reading of the literature by Georges Perec and in particular the novel Species of Spaces from 1974.
The group’s point of departure is the writings of Perec, in which limitations and rules become a working method, hinting at an autobiographical latency.
Filtered through memory’s associative thought processes, they describe spaces that are both fictitious and mythical and very real, in which the past is mirrored in the present, and vice versa.
Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to present SPECIES OF SPACES 1974 / RUMMETS RYMDER 1974, launching at Uppsala Konstmuseum on Thursday, 29 September as a part of the exhibition running from 29 September to 20 November 2016.
NEW! BARCODE - INSTANT CITY
Barcode is one of Oslo’s, and even Norway’s, most important architectural and urban projects of recent years. Author Hans Ibelings documents how a highly original competition-winning master plan, conceived by MVRDV, A-LAB, and DARK, has contributed to the transformation of Bjørvika and the Oslo Fjord.
Richly illustrated with images, including a photo series exclusive to the book, Barcode – Instant City explores the transformation and the new burst of life at the border between the city and fjord.
NEW! The Home and Art of Carl Milles
Photo: Yanan Li
The Home and Art of Carl Milles, a comprehensive book on Millesgården, is available now!
Stockholm’s Millesgården is one of the most exciting artist’s homes in the world. Building began in 1906 after Carl Milles, one of Sweden’s most prominent sculptors, and his wife Olga commissioned a home with studios on Herserud Cliff on the island of Lidingö. In 1936, the Milles couple donated their home to the Swedish people, and it has since turned into a renowned museum, boasting of a sculpture park by the water with meandering walkways, terraces and fountains. The award-winning addition of the art gallery in 1999 completed the artist’s grand vision and his lasting legacy. The rich history of the artist’s home is presented with contemporary photographs by Yanan Li, illustrating one of the jewels of Sweden.
REPRINT: Built by the Sea – Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem
Norway’s Lund Hagem Architects is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. Built by the Sea – Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem Architects showcases the firm’s villas and holiday homes, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect. With texts by Erling Dokk Holm and Jan Olav Jensen, this gorgeous clothbound book presents an intimate portrait of these beautiful private homes, tucked into the Norwegian coastal landscape and rarely seen by the general public. Order the book here.