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Aalto

By: Lahti, Louna Goessel, Peter(Edited by)

3836560100 / 9783836560108
Hardback
11/03/2021
Stock expected by 30/07/2021
Germany
26 cm 96 pages : illustrations
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Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) 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.

An adherent to detail, Aalto insisted upon the humanity of his work stating: "Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials; the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line."Many of Aalto's public buildings such as Saynatsalo Town Hall, the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University, the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the Helsinki House of Culture may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war. About the seriesBorn back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published.

Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture series features:an introduction to the life and work of the architectthe major works in chronological orderinformation about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutionsa list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildingsapproximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts, and plans)

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