1. bookVolume 6 (2018): Issue 1 (January 2018)
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Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík. A Late Example of Expressionist Church Architecture

Published Online: 15 Sep 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 6 (2018) - Issue 1 (January 2018)
Page range: 86 - 102
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2064-2520
First Published
05 Jul 2013
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Reykjavík’s largest church, Hallgrímskirkja has become a symbol and an important part of Icelandic national identity. This edifice result of conscious planning process with its location and form reinforce its national significance. Its impact derives from several elements. Buildings symbolizing the identity of communities are usually quite conservative in form. Hallgrímskirkja, however, has distinct individual features that stem from architect Guðjón Samúelsson’s aspiration to express the nation’s identity in a specific architectural form.

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