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Alvar Aalto
Nicholas Ray
0300107498
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The preeminent Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) developed in the postwar years an architectural language all his own, characterized by curved walls, singlepitched roofs, and inventive combinations of wood and brick. He was also engaged in design at all scales, from the planning of cities, including Helsinki, to the design of furniture and glassware. This book provides a brief but comprehensive look at Aalto’s life, works, theory, and relevance for the twenty-first century.
The first section of the book offers an account of Aalto’s life, including his friendships with such  twentieth-century masters as Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The second section looks closely at six of Aalto’s most important buildings, among them Baker House in Boston and the concert hall in...


Alvar Aalto
Paco Asensio (Editor)
3823855832
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alvar Aalto Jyväskylä, 1898 - Helsinki, 1976. If his first works as an architect (Library of Viipuri 1927-1935; Sanatorium of Piamio, 1928) were marked in the Modernist movement, then in the late thirties, with Villa Mairea (1938), for Mairea Gullichson, he began creating organic works with combined materials that fragmented or curved. In Helsinki (1935), as a furniture designer and part of the Artek foundation, he and his wife Aino Aalto and Mairea Gullichson began producing pieces like the stool with three legs, extraordinarily modest yet carefully treated.

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Each volume in this eminently affordable series highlights the work of a renowned 20th century architect. Packed with dazzling four-color photographs of exteriors and interiors, detailed...


Alvar Aalto
Richard Weston
0714837105
September 1997
Paperback
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The Alvar Aalto Guide
Michael Trencher
091041355X
December 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Alvar Aalto, 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.??The numerous photographs and plans of each project are accompanied by?Michael Trencher's detailed texts. Trencher, a professor of architecture?at Pratt Institute, is a noted Aalto scholar. Among the buildings he?presents are Turun Sanomat Office Building, Säynätsalo Town?Hall, Villa Mairea, Finlandia Hall, and Baker Dormitory at MIT.??Like all the guidebooks in our series, The Alvar Aalto Guide?contains practical as well as...


Alvar Aalto: The Complete Works
Karl Fleig (Editor)
3764355174
January 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
This three-volume set chronicles the complete works of the Finnish master Alvar Aalto. Aalto's designs encompassed the fields of painting, architecture, sculpture, and furniture, and are some of the most beautiful and original of modern times. His combination of an interest in natural, organic shapes with the modernist mandates of form and light in its purest aspects makes him one of the acknowledged masters of modern architecture, along with Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Ada Louise Huxtable writes of Aalto, "his deceptively simple style is a sophisticated synthesis, a reconciliation of the monumental and the popular, of the general and the particular, of the real and the mythic, of nature and art."


Brick: A World History
James W. P. Campbell
0500341958
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Proceeding chronologically from the first Neolithic "bun bricks" to relatively high-tech contemporary forms, Cambridge University art historian Campbell and documentary photographer Pryce reveal the building blocks of the Coliseum, the Taj Mahal, the Florence Cathedral and the Chrysler Building, as well as more humble abodes. Pryce's photos are stunning, making up the bulk of the 600 illustrations here (570 in color) and miraculously capturing the outlines of each brick, even in such massive structures as the Great Mosque in Isfahan, Iran, or the beautiful Buddhist temples of Pagan in Myanmar. He also documents brickmaking in the Bulmer Brickworks in Suffolk, England, as a worker moulds, "strikes," "drops" and dusts large, ochre, rectangular bricks. The photos, as well as excellent period technical illustrations,...


Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study
Malcolm Quantrill
0941533352
January 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature as the years unfold.--Kenneth Frampton


Analysis of the Work of Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto
Lawrence Keith Loftin
0773463321
January 2004
Hardcover
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Alvar Aalto Houses
Jari Jetsonen (Photographer)
9516827756
August 2005
Paperback
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Villa Mairea: Alvar Aalto
Richard Weston
0714842168
April 2002
Paperback
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