Johan Celsing: Buildings, Texts
Pamela Johnston, Johan Celsing
Park Books, 2021
One of Sweden’s most renowned contemporary architects, Johan Celsing has created a diverse body of work, from housing to public institutions, including museums, libraries, and churches. All of Celsing’s work is united by an intense and realistic engagement with the craft of building.
Johan Celsing: Buildings, Texts is the first book to date to comprehensively collect Celsing’s designs. It features both built and unrealized projects through working drawings and sketches, watercolors, models, and new photographs by London-based photographer Ioana Marinescu. In addition to more than seven hundred illustrations, the buildings are discussed in essays by architects, educators, and critics, including Wilfried Wang, Claes Caldenby, Katarina Rundgren, and Elisabeth Hatz. The book is rounded out by a selection of Celsing’s own writings.