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Nordic Classicism: The 18th Century Manor Houses of Sweden

Elegance of line, simplicity of forms, refined ornament, striking use of color: these are the hallmarks of 18th century Swedish design in architecture, interiors, and furniture. Based on French Neoclassical models, Swedish artists and craftsman created a tradition all of their own in striking tones and contours. Gustav III, the fashion-loving king and friend of Marie Antoinette, inspired the “Gustavian Style,” a minimalist approach that became the basis of Nordic Classicism. This richly illustrated lecture explores the royal retreat of Haga, the manors of Gunnebo and Naas, and rural farmhouses, all in a style demonstrating a natural grace, easily adapted to grand and modest settings, the basis of its timeless appeal.

Join lecturer John R. Tschirch, Architectural Historian and Honorary Member, Garden Club of America for this lecture.

Saturday, November 12th | 1pm