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. 91, No. 1, Summer

Carved in Tone
The rock carvings along Norway's Aha Fjord date back more than 6,000 years and are the most extensive of their kind in Scandinavia.IT MUST BE A REAL THRILL TO STUMBLE ACROSS something man-made that no one has known existed for several millennia. This...
Contemporary Icelanders-Scandinavian or American?
During the course of the 20th century, Iceland went from being a poor and remote, region to one of the most affluent countries in the world. Resting in splendid isolation in the vast expanses of the North Atlantic, what continent does it belong to? Here,...
Not Just the Monitor
With his famous ironclad vessel, Swedish-born John Ericsson secured a lasting position in maritime history. But what were his other accomplishments? And what kind of a man was he?PEOPLE WHO KNOW ANYTHING AT All ABOUT John Ericsson know that he designed...
Plateaus, Platforms and Billowing Clouds
These were words once used to describe Jorn Utzon 's monumental design for the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Now the famous 85-year-old Dane has been named the 2003 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious award in his profession.THE...
Power of the Pen, Danish-Style
Denmark's Eskesen A/S has brought authentic Danish design to the traveling masses for more than 50 years. You might not know their name, but you surely know their work.FROM THE GRAND CANYON TO THE GREAT Barrier Reef, there's a little bit of Denmark in...
Senior Summer
The author found that she was far from being the only senior citizen to enjoy the enriching experience of attending the International Summer School at the University of Oslo.HENRI MATISSE ONCE SAID THAT A PERSON'S LATER years should be a time of rebirth...
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen's endearing harbor statue, inspired by the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, has greeted visitors to the Danish capital for 90 years and survived both decapitation and dismemberment in the process.AT FIRST, I WAS A LITTLE DISORIENTED...