Project: Villa Stenersen, architect: Arne Korsmo
Arne Korsmo.s Villa Stenersen (1938) is a beacon in Norwegian modernism. This volume of asBuilt Classic presents the full set of existing drawings for the house, spanning from early sketches and numbered project presentations, to the invitations to parties the architect made for his patron, the art collector Rolf Stenersen. The volume also present a selection photographs of the house across time, including a series shot by the Norwegian photographer Anders B. Wilse. Wilse documented the house upon completion in the summer 1938, of which several images depicts Edward Munch, who.s graphical works and paintings made a substantial part of Stenersen.s art collection. In his essay, the architectural historian Tim Benton sheds strong and new light on Korsmo and Villa Stenersen. Having scrutinized what remains of drawings and documents on the house, Benton presents an in-depth interpretation of its making and its place within European and American modernism.