UMN Press Hosts Book Launch for Authors of Finnish Sauna History

The University of Minnesota Press announces a reception for Michael Nordskog and Aaron Hautala, author and photographer of The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the American Swedish Institute.

The Opposite of Cold includes documentary research conducted at the Immigration History Research Center and other archives, with photographs from saunas around the country. Noted architectural historian Arnold Alanen contributed the book's introduction.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m, and Michael Nordskog and Aaron W. Hautala will give a slideshow presentation featuring images from the published volume at 7 p.m.

The American Swedish Institute is located at 2600 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407. For more information, call 612-871-4907.

Bibliographical information about the publication: The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition by Michael Nordskog, with photographs by Aaron W. Hautala. Published in September 2010 by the University of Minnesota Press.