Erik Gunnar Asplund collection

Erik Gunnar Asplund collection

Part of


  • Erik Gunnar Asplund (architect)
  • Klaus Frahm (photographer)
  • George Everard Kidder Smith (photographer)
  • C.G. Rosenberg (photographer)
  • Richard Ross (photographer)
  • Francis Rowland Yerbury (photographer)
  • Erik Gunnar Asplund (archive creator)


Erik Gunnar Asplund collection

Dates of creation

1913-2000, predominant 1915-1940


  • archives

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 165 photographs
  • 119 drawings
  • 1 journal

Scope and Content

The collection documents eight architectural projects undertaken by Erik Gunnar Asplund between 1913 and 1940. These projects are illustrated through original drawings, period photographs and more recent photographic images. Projects include competitions, urban planning and furniture design.

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Administrative history

The drawings and photographs were acquired independently of one another. The drawings were acquired between 1984 and 2000. The photographs were acquired in 1987 and 1988, with the exception of those for the Gothenburg Courthouse that were commissioned from Richard Ross in 2000.

Biographical notes

Erik Gunnar Asplund was among the most important Scandinavian architects of the first half of the 20th century. He was born in 1885 in Stockholm. He studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology. His major works include Woodland Chapel (1918-21), Woodland Crematorium (1937) and Woodland Cemetery (1935-40), the latter with Sigurd Lewerentz (1885 - 1975), Göteburg rådhusets [courthouse] (1918-37), Stockholm Public Library (1928), and Stockholm Exhibition, Stockholm (1930). He died in Stockholm in 1940.

Credit line

Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

Language of material

Documents are in English and Swedish.


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