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Synopsis:

Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was not only influenced by the landscape of his native country, but by the political struggle over Finland's place within European culture. After early neoclassical buildings, Alvar Aalto turned to ideas based on Functionalism, subsequently moving toward more organic structures, with brick and wood replacing plaster and steel. In addition to designing buildings, furniture, lamps, and glass objects with his wife Aino, he painted and was an avid traveler. A firm believer that buildings have a crucial role in shaping society, Aalto once said, The duty of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.

Synopsis:

Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was influenced by the political struggle over Finland's place within European culture. A firm believer that buildings have a crucial role in shaping society, Aalto believed the duty of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836512947
Author:
Lahti, Louna
Publisher:
Taschen
Editor:
Gossel, Peter
Author:
Gossel, Peter
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
12.02x9.72x.64 in. 2.01 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » Contemporary (1945-)
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"Synopsis" by , Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was not only influenced by the landscape of his native country, but by the political struggle over Finland's place within European culture. After early neoclassical buildings, Alvar Aalto turned to ideas based on Functionalism, subsequently moving toward more organic structures, with brick and wood replacing plaster and steel. In addition to designing buildings, furniture, lamps, and glass objects with his wife Aino, he painted and was an avid traveler. A firm believer that buildings have a crucial role in shaping society, Aalto once said, The duty of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.
"Synopsis" by ,
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was influenced by the political struggle over Finland's place within European culture. A firm believer that buildings have a crucial role in shaping society, Aalto believed the duty of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.
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