Alvar Aalto


An award-winning monograph on the internationally renowned Modern architect.


Richard Weston


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Price: USD$39.95

Internationally renowned as one of the major overall 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 of the key public institutions as well as social housing and private dwellings. This monograph places Aalto clearly in the context of both international Modernism and Finnish culture, exploring in depth his key inspirations and the complete range of his work, from the Paimio Sanatorium to the Congress Centre, Helsinki.

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Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 295 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714837109

Richard Weston is an architect, teacher and writer. Formerly head of the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture, he has also taught at De Montfort University and the Welsh School of Architecture.

"A handsome tome, well backed up with as many architect's drawings as you are likely to get today and exquisite photographs that bring Alvar Aalto's magic right into your lap."—Architects' Journal

"This award-winning book is essential for anyone interested in modern architecture."—Theme

"A handsome tome, well backed up with as many architect's drawings as you are likely to get today and exquisite photographs that bring Alvar Aalto's magic right into your lap."—Architects' Journal

"This award-winning book is essential for anyone interested in modern architecture."—Theme

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