Stephan Koja (Ed.), Nordic Dawn: Modernism’s Awakening in Finland, 1890-1920, Prestel, 2005, NF

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Koja, Stephan (Ed.). Munich, Prestel, 2005. 
English, Near Fine, Hard Cover, Folio, 9 ¾” x 12,” 232 pp.
ISBN: 3791334107

Navy cloth over boards, white stamped titling to spine, in publisher’s dust jacket with full-color pictorial wrap, navy and white text to front, spine, and frontal flap. Black-and-white full pictorial pastedown and endpaper at front, index pastedown and endpaper at back. Very minimal edgewear, mild bumping to head and tail of spine, otherwise tightly bound, clean throughout, and excellent. In a Near Fine dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Very minor edgewear to dust jacket and scratching to Mylar sleeve, otherwise excellent. 232 pp. Replete with black-and-white photographs and 285 full-color illustrations throughout. Includes text by Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, Timo Huusko, Ville Lukkarinen, et al. An in-depth narrative of the development of modern art in Finland at the turn of the century. Landscapes, portraiture, and genre scenes amongst others reflect the challenges of industrialization and urbanization as well as a desire for independence. From the dust jacket: “As part of a growing national identity and pronounced striving for freedom, the arts--whether music or literature, architecture, the decorative arts or painting--gained an increasingly political role that helped mould the country’s identity.” 

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