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A Home: Paintings from a Bygone Age

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This work includes stunning watercolour paintings by one of Sweden's best-loved artists; and fascinating insight into Swedish rural and artistic life in the late nineteenth century. It is accompanied by an explanatory text giving more detail about his life and techniques. Carl Larsson is one of Sweden's best-loved artists. His stunning watercolours of his home and family f ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Floris Books (first published 1899)
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Dawn Bobo
Jan 20, 2016 Dawn Bobo rated it it was amazing
This beautifully written book describes the reissued watercolor paintings of Carl Larsson, the Swedish artist and designer. The painting of the interiors of the delightful home he shared with his wife Karin and their 7 children truly explain his unique style and how he painted everything he saw, including walks, ceilings, shutters, cupboards, and drawers. He was a woodworker and added on to his small house so many times that is appeared to be hobbit like in its additions. This is not a children' ...more
Sep 24, 2011 Dianna rated it really liked it
This is not a children's picture book, as I thought, is is more of a coffee table book with Carl Larsson's paintings and some notes about the pictures and about his life. Carl Larsson painted the interior of his home. Grown-up fans of Tasha Tudor and Beatrix Potter will probably like this book.
Aug 05, 2009 Roberta rated it it was amazing
This beautiful book of Carl Larsson's watercolor paintings is accompanied by Lennart Rudstrom's text. Although it is aimed at children, it is very informative about the Larssons' homelife. Carl's style reminds me a little of Tasha Tudor. This would make a perfect coffee table book.
Faith Hough
Dec 15, 2013 Faith Hough rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much...Carl Larsson's gorgeous paintings and a child-friendly explanation of home life.
Of course, it makes me wish I had paintings on all my doors and walls, and feel like a slacker for not weaving any tablecloths of our own!
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I found these paintings enchanting. I just love how everything is decorated. Wish my house looked like that!
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