Designed and built between 1918 and 1927, the Stockholm public library is one of the most important buildings of Asplund’s career. This watercolour represents the library in its surroundings, the lower part of the Observatorielunden park along Sveavägen avenue.
The library appears in the background as if emerging from nature. The path towards the library and the books that it houses is accentuated by a wall that protects pedestrians from automobile traffic, by the steps leading to the park, and by the different volumes of the building itself. Whether intentional or not, this theatricality contributes to a sacralisation of knowledge.
This archive document was digitized by the archives of the Stockholm Museum of Architecture and is reproduced by Desplans as a certified and limited edition.
Technique: Watercolor (re-edition) Paper: Hahnemühle William Turner 310g Medium: Art print type “giclee” Ink type: Pigment inks anti-aging Guarantee: Certificate of authenticity