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Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer Hardcover – August 24, 2006


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(Wenche Selmer) influenced scores of young architects with her technical accomplishments and her pragmatic, insightful understanding of residential architecture. -- Residential Architect

The book pays tribute to Selmer's accomplishments while celebrating wood's enduring appeal and warmth. -- Azure, Dec. 2006

About the Author

Elisabeth Tostrup is a professor of architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where she worked together with Wenche Selmer.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (August 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568985932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568985930
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,823,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lincolnhrz on January 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The Norwegian contribution to mid century modern architecture is not well known - let along the contribution by a mid century woman architect. With beautiful color photographs, plans and construction details, this presentation of the work of Wenche Selmer is a visual treat and a learning experience. The collection of cabins and second homes provides an in depth look at the results of carefull attention to the details of a home environment. As we seek alternatives to big and over the top houses, the book is a must for anyone who wishes for the beauty of simplicity and anyone interested in wood architecture.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Wilton on October 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am biased by the fact that I am so very fond of the work done by Wenche Selmer. That being said the author has done a spectacular job of showcasing Selmer's accomplishments. Beautiful photographs abound and the text is quite substantive. My only complaint is that the floor plans that are included generally have no captions or notes and often no dimensions. Those floorplans that do have notes are in norwegian and as a result I spent a fair amount of time trying to puzzle out where the photographs were taken relative to the layout of the various buildings.
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After practicing architecture for 45 years I found the work of Architect Wenche Selmer to be refreshing and extremely enjoyable.
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