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Alvar Aalto Houses - Paperback

Alvar Aalto Houses - Paperback

Princeton Architectural Press

By Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen


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During the course of a career spanning more than
fifty years, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto
(1898–1976) designed nearly one hundred single family
houses. Aalto, also known for his furniture and
glassware, worked in a distinctive style that blended
modernism and traditional vernacular architecture.
Now available in paperback, Alvar Aalto Houses
presents twenty-six of Aalto’s innovative residences—
from small summer homes and postwar standardized
housing to large housing complexes for industrial
commissions—built between the 1920s and the 1960s.
• Alvar Aalto is universally acknowledged as one of the
most important figures of twentieth century architecture
• Beautifully illustrated with newly commissioned
photographs as well as Aalto’s archival drawings
• Includes houses built for some of the most famous
personalities of the time, including art collectors,
composers, and writers
• Intimate and personalized homes show the warmer,
more inviting side of the modern dwelling
• Aalto’s use of natural materials and sensitivity to site
prefigures environmental concerns of today

More Details

Size: 8.5 x 11 in in;
Pages: 224 pp / 279 color / 37 b+w pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: October 2012
ISBN: 9781616890810
ISBN10: 1616890819