We are writing to express our appreciation for Marc Treib's review of our Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts (JSAH 69, no. 4 [December 2010], 584–86). We heartily agree with him that "as a group" these texts by Ellen Key, Gregor Paulsson, and the six authors of acceptera "sketch out a vision for a modern Swedish design environment that extends from the small object to the city."

One issue, though, seems to us to deserve some clarification. Our good friend and mentor, the late Anders Åman, was not a contributor to our volume. Our introductions to the three translations and our extended annotations to the three texts have of course made ample use of the relevant Swedish and American scholarship, and, in the case of acceptera, we naturally mention the Swedish facsimile edition of 1980 edited by Åman. The...

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