Christine Fure Schwarz: REDESIGN. SEW FABULOUS CLOTHES FROM FLEA MARKET FINDS AND OLD CLOTHES

CRAFT – SEWING

Redesign. Sy fantastiske klede av loppisfunn og gamle plagg
Published by Samlaget, 2021

“We’re always hearing how the textile industry is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Norwegians throw away 23 kilos of clothes each per. This is probably not an exception in the Western world. Interest in the environment and sustainability is higher than ever before and I think it is important for people who want to change their lifestyle to have access to the right tools and assistance. I want this book to be just such a tool – a tool that can help encourage recycling while sparking inventiveness and creative joy,” says the author. 

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Rolf E. Stenersen: EDVARD MUNCH. CLOSE-UP OF A GENIUS

BIOGRAPHY

Cover of "Edvard Munch. Close-Up of a Genius"

Edvard Munch. Nærbilde av et geni
Published by Sem & Stenersen Forlag, 2013

In 1944 Rolf E. Stenersen wrote a biography of the world-renowned painter Edvard Munch, which became an instant classic. Living up to its title – Edvard Munch. Close-up of a Genius – presents a portrait that is so intimate, refreshingly honest and revealing that the artist emerges from the pages. The Norwegian daily Dagbladet wrote in 2004: “Spanning one hundred and fifty pages, it may well be the best biography ever written in Norwegian. By any account, it is one of the most personal, revealing and, not least, humorous books about a Norwegian.” 

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Lene Wold: NO HONOUR IN CRIME

DOCUMENTARY/CURRENT AFFAIRS

Lene Wold: Ære være mine døtre/No Honour in CrimeÆre være mine døtre
Published by Kagge Forlag,  2017

During the past three years, Lene Wold has spent a considerable amount of time in Jordan with a man who has killed both his mother and one of his two daughters in order to restore his family’s honour. Wold has travelled around Jordan and interviewed a number of people about honour killing. The author portrays the man’s upbringing, culture and dilemmas that shaped him as a person and the choices he made. Wold’s other important source is Amina. This daughter spent several years in prison after the failed murder attempt in order to protect her from her own family. In Jordan, it is the women, the survivors of attempted honour killings, who are imprisoned – not the perpetrators.

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