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Kakelugnar: en studie av Emil Petterssons kakelugnsmatriser
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Historic tile stoves : the tile matrices of Emil Pettersson (English)
Abstract [en]

In recent centuries the Swedish Tiled Stove has varied in its design with an aesthetic evolutionary history that has not only followed the architectural and artistic ideals but also the taste in stove design. The heat source has varied depending on the regional traditions and where it was located within the country, but the inside of the construction was of a similar five channel system. The purpose of this paper is to study and compare the design of tile matrices made by Emil Petterson with other Swedish stoves. 

The following questions will be addressed:

What characterized the production of a small scale tile stove workroom during the years 1900-50? Which main styles can be described as Emil Pettersson’s ideal while producing his matrices? And finally, is it possible to study the tile stove matrices as objects of historical and cultural significance, and what difficult methodological issues might occur in the doing of it? 

To answer these questions I will present the results of the documentation of Pettersson’s tile matrices with detailed historical categorizations and schedules. The conclusion shows that Pettersson as a stove builder and -producer was characterized by eclectic ideals and a design shape based on more liberal interpretations of contemporary trends. The studying of tile stove matrices showed that, despite its difficulties regarding the inverted shapes, it is a barer of great historical and cultural value and that it plays a key part in the historical context of tile stove ovens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
historic tile stoves, tile matrices, Gotland, Emil Pettersson, craftsmanship production
Keyword [sv]
kakelugn, kakel, matris, tillverkning, hantverk, Emil Pettersson
National Category
Cultural Studies Building Technologies Architecture
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-208122DiVA: diva2:650854
Subject / course
Cultural Heritage Preservation (HGO)
Educational program
Building Conservation Program (HGO)
Available from: 2013-10-02 Created: 2013-09-23 Last updated: 2013-10-02Bibliographically approved

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