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Urban Parks in Sweden at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. The Nature Park and the Search for National Identity
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History.
2013 (English)In: Public Nature: Scenery, History, and Park Design / [ed] Ethan Carr, Shaun Eyring, Richard Guy Wilson, Charlottesville & London: University of Virginia Press , 2013, 115-124 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with urban parks designed around 1900 in Sweden, designed to imitate nature and to invoke a national identity and a feeling for the Swedish nature among the park visitors. These parks were often planned with activities such as walking, skiing, skating and bycycling in focus and often had separate areas for children's games and plays. The author also discusses the public debate on nature parks and the connection to contemporary art. 

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Charlottesville & London: University of Virginia Press , 2013. 115-124 p.
Keyword [en]
urban parks, nature parks, national identity, history, design and construction, recreation areas
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Other Humanities Arts
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97100ISBN: 978-0-8139-3343-6OAI: diva2:673608
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved

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