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Aalto, Alvar 1898-1976

Works: 2,020 works in 3,285 publications in 9 languages and 27,602 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Guidebooks  Designs and plans 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Creator, Collector, Editor
Classifications: NA1455.F53, 720.92
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Alvar Aalto by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
150 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the architectural works of the Finnish architect and designer
Alvar Aalto houses by Jari Jetsonen ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the course of a career spanning over 50 years, Alvar Aalto designed nearly 100 single-family houses. Many of them are architectural gems, where his thoughts about dwelling and architecture come together. Aalto considered experimental building to be very important: in his opinion, there should always be an opportunity for experimentation in every project, for it is only in that way that architecture can be promoted and quality improved for the good of the 'little man'. It was specifically in the designing of single-family houses that Aalto could realize new ideas. Aalto's single-family houses can be divided into three groups: houses for individuals, the client of which was nearly always a relative or friend; houses designed for industrial institutions or other communities; and type- or standard houses. All the houses presented in Alvar Aalto Houses were originally designed for private clients. The book presents eight single-family houses by Aalto from 1920s to the end of the 1960s, built in Finland, Estonia and France. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Alvar Aalto furniture by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sketches by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto : the complete catalogue of architecture, design, and art by Göran Schildt ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present volume catalogues Aalto's vast oeuvre, including many projects never before seen by the public, and uncovers information about Aalto's competition entries, his clients and colleagues, that is crucial to a complete understanding of Aalto's visionary impact on modern architecture, art, and design
Alvar Aalto in his own words by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To celebrate the centennial of the birth of the great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, Alvar Aalto in His Own Words presents, for the first time, an illuminating collection of over 75 of his visionary lectures, speeches, articles, and other writings, and 100 archival illustrations. These fascinating texts illustrate important aspects of Aalto's outlook and career. They begin with a charming piece, dictated by Aalto near the end of his life, about growing up beneath his father's two-tiered white table where the surveyor's apprentices worked - and his gradual ascent to the top tier. From Aalto's early writings (which he signed with the pseudonym 'Ping') there is a satirical sketch about Christmas festivities at Benvenuto Cellini's place, attended by an unlikely mix of characters including Eliel Saarinen, Andre Le Notre, and Katshusika Hokusai. Aalto's often-idealistic reform projects - his Renaissance revival, his rationalistic utopia - his writings as a propagandist during the war years; his comments on his own crucial travels to Italy, the 1939 New York World's Fair, and the "decadence of public buildings"; critiques of building and furniture design - all reveal the progression of ideas and convictions that grew and changed throughout Aalto's life, both reflecting and influencing the course of architecture in the twentieth century. Other influences are also revealed in Aalto's contact with the Bauhaus in Germany, De Stijl in the Netherlands, Le Corbusier in France, and such important friends as Sven Markelius, Gunnar Asplund, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Siegried Giedion, Lewis Mumford, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright, some of whom Aalto eulogizes in the chapter 'In Memoriam'
Aalto and America ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: The internationally renowned Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) created several landmarks of modern design in the United States. The first, the Finland Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939, introduced his pioneering style to the country and established his reputation among his American peers. Subsequent designs produced in the United States marked major turning points in his evolving position as an architect. His commissioned project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Baker House dormitory (completed 1949) features an undulating facade of red brick, a material that references the building's Boston surroundings. Aalto's fan-shaped plan for the Mount Angel Abbey Library (completed 1970) in St. Benedict, Oregon, his consummate exploration of the library type, capitalizes on the local terrain and the use of natural light. Aalto's designs had a lasting impact on American modernism, but his experiences in America also profoundly influenced his own stylistic development. Aalto and America is a detailed survey of this beneficial relationship, with contributions by fifteen international experts who explore these key designs in relation to larger themes in international politics, architectural culture, housing research, and modern criticism and design
Alvar Aalto : master works by Göran Schildt ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published to coincide with the centennial of Aalto's birth and a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, this book is a showcase for this modern master's oeuvre, featuring projects from Scandinavia, Europe and America
Alvar Aalto : through the eyes of Shigeru Ban by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aaltos arkitektur og design set gennem et udvalg foretaget af den japanske arkitekt Shigeru Ban
Viipuri Library, 1927-1935 : Alvar Aalto by Michael Spens ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto, 1898-1976 : paradise for the man in the street by Louna Lahti ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most important architects of the 20th century, Alvar Aalto is responsible for creating the minimalist, Scandinavian-style which dominates much of contemporary design. This book profiles his most imporant projects, including the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki and the Church of Three Crosses in Imatra, Finland
Alvar Aalto, 1963-1970 by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto apartments by Jari Jetsonen ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto was concerned about the social aspect in all building. This book contains not only a pictorial record of Aalto's collective housing but also an extensive discussion of his ideals about dwellings
Alvar Aalto, designer by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alvar Aalto is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. Through the innovations in form and line that were born in his furniture designs, Aalto's name has also become important in the history of design. His contribution to furniture design was among his foremost achievements in its own right, and it sowed the seed from which many of his architectural ideas sprang forth. This book is the first comprehensive illustrated book on the designs of Alvar Aalto. Articles written by experts will shed light on many aspects of Aalto's wide-ranging scope as a designer of furniture, glass and light fittings. The book also contains an illustrated catalogue of Aalto's best-known designs and their variations"--Bookjacket
Alvar Aalto by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
33 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
29 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis; painting, architecture, sculpture. Malerei, Architektur, Skulptur. Peinture, architecture, sculpture by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English,German and French.Papers of the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,Zurich.Consists of a picture section,seven essays by Alvar Aalto,published previously in technical journals and a complete list of works of buildings and projects,1918-1970
Alvar Aalto : points of contact by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto by Carlo Cresti ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvar Aalto, de l'œuvre aux écrits by Alvar Aalto ( Book )
12 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Aalto 1898-1976
Aalto, A. 1898-1976
Aalto, Alvar
Aalto, Alvar Hugo.
Aalto, Alvar Hugo Henrik, 1898-1976
Aalto, Hugo, 1898-1976
Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik
Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik, 1898-1976
Alvar Aalto
Āruto, Aruvā
Āruto, Aruvā, 1898-1976
アアルト, アルヴァ
アールト, アルヴァー
English (353)
German (149)
Spanish (31)
Japanese (30)
French (28)
Italian (15)
Multiple languages (5)
Finnish (3)
Portuguese (1)