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PLANETVEIEN 12: THE KORSMO HOUSE -- A SCANDINAVIAN ICON. Translation of Planetveien 12: Arne Korsmo og Grete Prytz Kittelsens hus (Pax Forlag, Oslo, 2012). Elisabeth Tostrup. Artifice Books on Architecture, London, 2014. 184 pp. with 208 ills. (89 col.). 23 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781908967480 In English.
Publisher's description: The Korsmo House, 1955, is an icon of modern Scandinavian architecture -- an experimental house that has been frequently published in magazines and architecture anthologies. A few years ago a jury elected the house as one of the ten most significant buildings in Norwegian twentieth century architecture. Professor Knut Hjeltnes says in the Arkitektur-N 5/2012 review that "Planet Road, 12, is one of the most important private houses in Norway, owing both to the qualities of the house and the significance of the inhabitants in Norwegian postwar culture." The original owner, Grete Prytz Kittelsen (earlier Korsmo) lived in the house until she passed away in 2010. The house is now listed for preservation. Arne Korsmo (1900-1968) was a prominent Norwegian architect, best-known for a large number of functionalist buildings and interiors made in the 1930s. Also a renowned exhibition architect and product designer, Korsmo was highly-esteemed as a post-war teacher of architecture and interior design. Grete Prytz Korsmo (later Kittelsen, 1917-2010) was a goldsmith and pioneering enamel artist, a grand lady of Scandinavian design and a trusted member of World Craft Council. Scandinavian Design is subject to increasing interest worldwide and with it so is the Korsmo House.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Norway, Scandinavia — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160812
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