Swedish Grace was coined as a term for Swedish neoclassical architecture and design mainly of the late 1910s and the 1920s. The period comprises a culmination of Swedish architecture, urban planning and design. Classical inspiration was combined with social responsibility and a rising professional self-awareness by architects and designers.
The most representative buildings, such as Gunnar Asplund’s Stockholm City Library, the Chapel of the Resurrection at the Woodland Cemetary by Sigurd Lewerentz or the Stockholm Concert hall by Ivar Tengbom, are all world-famous, and the majority of what was built at the period is among the most highly appreciated architecture in Sweden.
In this anthology eleven scholars of various nationalities discuss Swedish Grace from different angles, largely displaying its contemporary relevance.