This book on Manfreð Vilhjálmsson’s (b. 1928) architecture and design work is the first book of its kind in Iceland. Edited by Halldóra Arnardóttir and Pétur H. Ármannsson, they offer an comprehensive text on the architect’s work in the context of the environment; nature, city and dwellings, as well as a list of builidings with thorough technical description. Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson contributes an essay on the architect´s creative work in the field of design. Introduction and afterword are two of Vilhjálmsson´s personal friends, former President of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, and former newspaper editor, Styrmir Gunnarsson. Photographs are by Guðmundur Ingólfsson. Texts are in Icelandic and English.
During a career of over 50 years, the architecture ofhas gained a great respect fortwinning together Icelandic context and building methods and ideas from abroad. He has worked on a wide range of projects that include urban planning, public edifices, detached houses, furniture and exhibitions designs. His architecture is rooted in the known, and creates a setting for new living conditions for the present as well as participtes in the evolution of society. The feeling for the place which it reflects is not however always visible. It something is inherent in the atmosphere.
ISBN númer: 978-9979-66-249-5
Publisher: Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag.170 pages.
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