Art Institute, Stockholm, 1897


More eccentric exposition architecture. This edifice towered briefly over the Stockholm skyline for the General Art and Industrial Exposition of 1897, an event for which there seems to be very little information online. The exposition doesn’t receive an entry at ExpoMuseum and this is the only photo at the Library of Congress’s wonderful Photocrom archive. The Swedish Pavilion at the Paris Exposition three years later was the most eccentric structure on display and received favourable reviews as a result, many people finding it a lot more interesting than the staid architecture of other nations.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Columbus Monument
The Palais du Trocadéro
The Evanescent City
Ephemeral architecture