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Author Trencher, Michael, 1937- author

Title The Alvar Aalto guide / Michael Trencher
Edition First edition
Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [1996]
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c1996


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Description 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary The Alvar Aalto Guide contains practical as well as historical and descriptive material. Fully indexed, the guide also provides maps, directions, addresses, references for further reading, and resources for architectural touring. The site listings are prefaced by background texts which give the reader and traveler a deeper understanding of Finnish cultural history and Aalto's oeuvre. The Alvar Aalto Guide is an essential, instructive, and informative companion for reference and travel alike
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), the Finnish-born, influential protagonist of the Modern Movement, is internationally renowned for his elegant manipulation of form, light, and material, as well as his rich synthesis of vernacular, historical, and organic references. The Alvar Aalto Guide showcases over 100 of Aalto's built works, which are located throughout Scandinavia, Europe, and the United States. Photographs and drawings of each project are accompanied by detailed texts by Michael Trencher, a professor of architecture at Pratt Institute and a noted Aalto scholar. Among the buildings he presents are Paimio Sanitorium, Saynatsalo Town Hall, Villa Mairea, Finlandia Hall, and Baker Dormitory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 -- Themes, motives.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Guidebooks.
Genre/Form Guidebooks.
LC no. 96015437
ISBN 091041355X