During the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Finnisharchitect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898--1976) designed nearly onehundred single-family houses. Aalto, also known for his furniture andglassware, worked in a distinctive style that blended modernism andtraditional vernacular architecture. Now available in paperback, Alvar Aalto Housespresents twenty-six of Aalto's innovative residences, from small summerhomes and postwar standardized housing to large housing complexes forindustrial commissions built between the 1920s and the 1960s. Thisbeautifully illustrated volume of newly commissioned photographs andarchival drawings includes houses built for some of the most famouspersonalities of the time, including art collectors, composers, andwriters.
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