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A parallel to the Smithsons' picturesque modernism, Sigurd Lewerentz and Sverre Fehn shared their concern for history, nature, context and poetic and ethical construction, which opposed the wastefulness of consumer society. But the harsher climate they evoked led to a romantic modernism, which drew on architectural and artistic traditions and new developments alike.


The north is an idea as much as a place.1 Northern character, geography and weather are imagined as much as they are found. A formative influence on German and Nordic romanticism, Johann Gottfried Herder combined nationalism and romanticism in opposition to French influence. In Ideen zu einer Philosophie der Geschichte der ...

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