Formens frigörelse – Konsthantverk och design under debatt i 1960-talets Sverige
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is a beautifully illustrated monograph on the leading Danish architecture firm.
Dorte Mandrup is one of the most aesthetically original and socially committed Danish architects of her generation. Her buildings are experimental, sensible and empathic. Endowed with an untamed sense of humour, they represent the best of Scandinavian tradition. Down to even the smallest details, her buildings communicate both with the people they are built for and with the public space that surrounds them.
Mandrup’s unique way of handling reality penetrates her project from the most audacious play on spatiality and shapes, as in the Herstedlund Community House, to the gentle restoration of a Danish classic like Arne Jacobsen’s Munkegårdsskolen.
“The buildings of Dorte Mandrup become style icons; they never confirm a certain generic architectural expression. This is art at its best – art that seduces its audience.” – Excerpt from the foreword by Kent Martinussen, CEO of the Danish Architecture Centre