Asplund, Erik Gunnar (āˈrĭk gŏnˈnär äsˈplənd) [key], 1885–1940, Swedish architect. He designed the central library of Stockholm (completed 1928), but he is best known for the group of pavilions that he planned for the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. There Asplund employed the forms of the new architecture but added a dynamic line and a dignity of proportion of his own.
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