Icehotel Art & Design: The Definitive Book

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  • Edition: Bilingual
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-07-07
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd

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  • A collection of Bengt Nilsson's photography documenting all phases of construction of ICEHOTEL in Northern Sweden
  • Includes all of the artists' suites for 6 years and the articles written about each suite and the artists that created them

This exquisite book includes the photography of Swedish photographer, Bengt Nilsson as he documented all phases of the construction of ICEHOTEL located in the Arctic Circle, Sweden. It is a compilation of six catalogues that include photographs of the famous ice bars, ice church, main hall and reception as well as the luxury suites and art suites. Each includes a passage describing the design process and artists' thoughts.

ICEHOTEL: Art & Design also includes the never before told history of the friendship between Ake Larsson, Ice Hotel architect and Arne Bergh, ICEHOTEL creative director and their journey of more than twenty years creating this magical winter wonderland. It is truly an amazing story of creative partnership and lifelong friendship. Other chapters include the natural phenomenon, Northern Lights and the harvesting of the ice from the Torne River each March.

Contents: The Art & Design Story - An Art Venture of Ake Larsson & Arne Bergh; ICEHOTEL - Reception; ICEHOTEL - Main Hall; ICEHOTEL - Ice Chandelier; ICEHOTEL - Art Suites 2006-2012; ICEHOTEL Landscape & Light; ICEHOTEL Melting; ICEHOTEL’s Unsung Heroes; Northern Lights; ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group; Photographer Big Ben; Artist Index; Writer Index.

Author Biography

Mary Gibbons is an author and art enthusiast from Greenwich, Connecticut who has written about the ICEHOTEL for the past several years. She has written many of the ICEHOTEL catalogues as well as articles for several publications. Ms. Gibbons took a sabbatical in 2005 - 2006 to work on the construction/design crew for ICEHOTEL; she has returned to Northern Sweden and ICEHOTEL each winter and continues to be in awe of it!

Swedish photographer Bengt Nilsson - "Big Ben" - has been involved with ICEHOTEL for more than a decade. Big Ben is responsible for the Art & Design catalogue. Based in Stockholm, Big Ben's photography has spanned art photography, commercial and fashion photography and he worked with ELLE in Paris for 12 years. Ben will tell you his favorite subject has been the ice and snow of ICEHOTEL. His work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Paris, Washington D. C. and Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Ben is also working on the book Arctic Women and their Art and the Greenwich Harbor Arts catalogue.

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