November 9, 1997
Internationally renowned as one of the major achievements of modern
architecture, the work of Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is deeply rooted in the
culture and landscape of his native Finland. Throughout a long and fertile
career his work embraced almost all the key public institutions as well as
social housing and private dwellings. This monographs places Aalto clearly in
the context of both international Modernism and Finnish culture, and explores
his key inspirations and the complete range of his work, from the Paimio
Sanatorium to the Congress Centre in Helsinki.
This monograph situates Alvar Aalto in the context of both international
modernism and Finnish culture. It explores the key inspirations upon which the
architect drew throughout his career, including the Finnish landscape and
vernacular traditions and Italian domestic architecture.
240 p., 29 x 25 cm