Norwegian Wood

Rizzolli, 1990, New York, NY

A Tradition of Building

Using archival and contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Jerri Holan wrote this book as a result of postgraduate Fulbright and American-Scandinavian grants. The book explores the vernacular form of a unique “wood” culture:   Norway’s buildings reflect how life is lived in an agrarian country in which forests are abundant and climatic conditions are harsh. From Medieval stave churches to eighteenth-century farmhouses, Norway’s traditional buildings represent a small but rich manifestation of the art and craft of wooden architecture.