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Borgen, Johan

Kunsten i Oslo Rådhus. Særutgave av Kunsten Idag. Redaktor Per Rom.

Oslo, Bokhandelerne H. Aschehoug & Co. nd (1950).

Reference: 9146
Price: £20 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. 45+(1)pp, incl. 2 photo frontispieces, photo ills on (40) plates, some colour. Reversed calf-backed printed paper covered boards, lightly rubbed at extremities, otherwise good. Printed booklabel on front pastedown endpaper.

A description and pictorial record of the murals and carvings of the interior of Oslo’s new town hall, begun in 1931 but interrupted by the war and only completed in 1950. The themes are mostly drawn from Norwegian history and Viking mythology and numerous artists including Henrik Sørensen and Alf Rolfsen contirbuted. With parallel English text.