Scandinavian Review

Magazine covers all aspects of life in contemporary Scandinavia emphasizing art and design, industrial development, business, political, economic, and social issues.

Articles from Vol. 88, No. 2, Autumn

A Conversation with Edward P. Gallagher: President, the American-Scandinavian Foundation
Question: What prompted the Foundation to build Scandinavia House? Edward P. Gallagher: The reasons are twofold. First, our programs long ago outgrew our space. We used to operate in 8,000 square feet, which severely limited our ability to reach the...
A Conversation with James Stewart Polshek: Architect, Scandinavia House
James Stewart Polshek has designed such major renovation projects as the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Rose Earth and Space Center at the American Museum of Natural History, and Carnegie Hall. Most recently, the Polshek Partnership was selected...
Grand Projections: Scandinavian Cinema at Scandinavia House
The Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House offers a particularly advantageous venue in Manhattan for the presentation of the best in Scandinavian film and video. With its beautiful chairs and curtain of Scandinavian design, the state-of-the-art auditorium...
Living and Reliving the Icelandic Sagas
One thousand years ago, a small group of hardy Icelandic men and women came ashore at I'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, and established a temporary settlement whose remains were discovered only forty years ago. This settlement is the first physical evidence...
Notes on an Inaugural Season
With the opening of Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, we witness the beginning of a new era in the life of The American-Scandinavian Foundation, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of it. My job as Director of Cultural...
Statement of the President and Publisher
This issue of Scandinavian Review celebrates a unique and historic event, the opening of the new headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation, Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. A vital public forum where Americans will find all...
Street Pictures
Street Pictures I. Empty the street in morning twilight Slithers, pushes into the distance, Gropes its way along city blocks, Cuts and crosses house lots and alleys... Farthest, away in another quarter Up it stretches, becomes a hill. And there hovers...
Welcome to Scandinavia House! A Floor-by-Floor Walkthrough
Visitors strolling on Park Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets will notice a striking new building: the name, running vertically along the facade, announces Scandinavia House. Five national flags, made of perforated metal and representing the five Scandinavian...
Young Nordic Design: The Generation X
The spacious galleries at Scandinavia House will be inaugurated on November 3 with Young Nordic Design: The Generation X, an enlightening survey of recent developments in design from all five Nordic countries. Featuring the work of some fifty young designers...