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Author Weston, Richard, 1953-

Title Alvar Aalto / Richard Weston
Published London : Phaidon Press, 1995


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Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents Aalto and Finland -- Classical Foundations -- Functionalism and Beyond -- Dwelling in the Modern World -- Nature and Culture -- Sense of Place -- Individual, Institution, City -- The Town Centre and the Academic Campus -- Places of Assembly
Summary Internationally renowned as one of the major achievements of modern architecture, the work of Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was deeply rooted in the culture and the landscape of his native Finland. A Grand Duchy of Russia until the revolution of 1917, the newly independent state promoted architecture as a means of establishing its identity as a social democracy, and in Aalto found an architect with the ambition and talents to meet the challenge. Throughout a long and fertile career his work embraced almost all the key public institutions - town halls, libraries, theatres, churches, universities and government departments - as well as social housing and private dwellings. He brought to buildings of every type and scale a profound concern for the physical and psychological needs of their individual users, as well as sensitivity to natural sites and materials and to the experimental qualities of architecture. -- from book jacket
Analysis Architecture
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 240) and index
Subject Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976.
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Aalton, Alvar
Architects -- Finland.
Architecture -- Finland -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Finland -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Finland.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Author Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976.
LC no. 95212064
ISBN 071483159X