Alvar Aalto made a unique modernist mark. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, he designed warm, curving, compassionate buildings, wholly set apart from the slick, mechanistic, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice. Whether a church, a villa, a sauna, or a public library, Aalto's organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood, often incorporating undulating, wave-like forms, which would also appear in his chair, glassware, and lamp designs. This book features approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans. Introductory essays explore the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects.
Author Louna Lahti, Peter Gössel
Category Design Books