Associate Professor of architecture Matt Hall is an internationally recognized expert on the work of Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (July 29, 1885 – December 29, 1975). In his most recent collaboration, Hall is contributor, co-editor, and photographer for the publication Lewerentz Fragments, an investigation into the long career of the Swedish architect. Fragments is comprised of a compilation of essays from the major scholars of the architect’s work, and multiple new contributors address aspects of Lewerentz’s practice – his drawings, materials, and specific projects – along with perspectives about the experiences of visiting and being in his buildings. The book also includes previously unpublished translations of interview and dialogs among the architect and his contemporaries, delivering detailed “fragments” of clues that provide insight into Lewerentz’s philosophy of building.
Published by Actar Publishers the project received funding support from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design & Construction, Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture, DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media, The King Gustaf VI Adolfs fund for Swedish Culture, The Peter and Birgitta Celsing Foundation, and the University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design.