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    STEREO PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTURE

    Stereoscopic architectural photography provides an evocative visual experience, through its ability to record subtle qualities of space, light, and materials, that can only be suggested by flat media. Stereo photography positions scene artifacts in space, simulates interior space enclosed by the envelope, and effectively renders the dispersal and reflectance of light that define the tactile and visual qualities of materials.

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    FROM VERNACULAR TO MODERN IN SWEDEN

    The history of architecture in Sweden over the last four centuries is one of "functionalistic eclecticism," with traditions borrowed from other cultures, molded by national politics, and blended into uniquely Swedish form.

    Sweden's traditional building culture was anonymous, exemplified by the Bjoerkvik storehouse, a nobleman's showpiece. But in the 1600s, Sweden began to fight its way to a position of international influence that spurred huge architectural ambitions. The traditional artistry continued and coexisted with high-profile architecture.

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