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Aalto
Author: Prof. Robert McCarter

ISBN: 9780714844428
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 18 June 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 20.9 x 0.3
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With Nordic culture at the height of its influence this book offers the chance to discover the region's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto, one of the twentieth-centuries most popular and accessible masters.

Born in Finland, Aalto's work is steeped in the influence of the unique Nordic 'nightlands,' a severe climate with limited sunlight that has informed much of Scandinavia's design legacy and current noir-ish appeal. In architecture, this intensity has lead to an unparalleled integration of culture and place. Aalto's sensitivity to external factors became a touchstone for all his work and his enthusiastic engagement of Modern architecture became a response to the severity long dictated by Finland's climate. This was followed by a lifelong resistance to the 'dehumanisation' of the International Style, an empty formal shell unable to respond to life taking place.

Aalto's significant body of work includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects, Aalto's architecture is arguably unmatched by t...

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