Sunday, 29 March 2009

Book news: Book series on Swedish royal palaces to be resumed

Earlier this month the royal court in Stockholm announced the good news that the book series on the Swedish royal palaces which was cancelled in 2005 will be resumed. The remaining books will be published in cooperation with Gullers förlag in Örebro. First out is the book on Haga, edited by Ingrid Sjöström, which is due to be published in September this year. The second volume on Drottningholm Palace, covering the years from the reign of Gustaf III to the present, will be out in the spring of 2010, edited by Göran Alm and Hans Landberg.
Also on their way are the books on Tullgarn Palace (edited by Mikael Ahlund), Ulriksdal Palace (edited by Lars Ljungström), Gripsholm Castle (edited by Magnus Olausson) and three volumes on Stockholm Palace (edited by Bo Vahlne).
The first book in the series was about the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm (published in 2002), followed by Rosendal Palace (2003), the first volume on Drottningholm (2004), Rosersberg (2005) and Strömsholm (2005). Thereafter the publisher, Byggförlaget, ceased business and the palace series was accordingly cancelled. Now a new publisher has been found and the palace book series is back on track.
The photo shows Gustaf III’s Pavilion in the Haga Park earlier this month. The restoration of the pavilion is also extensively dealt with in another recent book, Sjuttonhundratalet som svenskt ideal - Moderna rekonstruktioner av historiska miljöer by Victor Edman, published by Nordiska Museets Förlag last year.

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