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Alvar Aalto
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Alvar Aalto

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Alvar Aalto by Richard Weston

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  • Winner of Sir Banister Fletcher Prize of the Author's Club 1995.

Book Description

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714837109
ISBN-10: 0714837105
Format: Paperback
(290mm x 250mm x 25mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Presents perspectives from academics and architecture historians, exploring the projects in India and the Middle East; major cultural commissions; and masterplanning work for Oxford Street in London, The Horniman Museum, and the Avenue of the Emirates in Abu Dhabi. This work is aimed at those interested in architectural innovation at every scale.

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Author Biography - Richard Weston

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.

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