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Book: Amitié – The Swedish Institute in Paris. A Love Story

In 2021 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary. On this occasion, we published our first book, which recounts how the story of the Hôtel de Marle is closely connected to that of major historic figures, both Swedish and French.
Photo of the book Amitié – The Swedish Institute in Paris: A Love Story

This book tells the history of the unique city palace and of all exciting events that have taken place there. Among other things, one can read about how the singer Barbro Hörberg taught Georg Riedel to drink cassis, about an unforgettable gala night with the main characters from Christer Strömholm’s controversial photo book The Friends from Place Blanche, how the Institut suédois showed Hilma af Klint before she became widely known, and how a young Swedish photographer named Eva Klasson got her international breakthrough in Paris. There are also guest appearances from August Strindberg, Greta Knutson, Queen Kristina, Gunnar Ekelöf and many other cultural personalities who have made Paris a second home.

This is a book about a house, about people, about culture, but first and foremost about friendship. Amitié!

The book is available in French, Swedish and English on the Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing website.