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Aalto, Alvar 1898-1976

Works: 2,498 works in 4,241 publications in 9 languages and 32,297 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogues raisonnés  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Honoree, Architect, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Collector
Classifications: NA1455.F53, 720.92
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Alvar Aalto houses by Jari Jetsonen( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 26 of the architects most important residences, showcasing his work from the 1920s through the 1960s
Alvar Aalto by Richard Weston( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his own experience and intimate knowledge of Nordic architecture in Scandinavia, the author situates Aalto (1898-1976) within the realms of international modernism and Finnish culture, and explores his inspirations: the Finnish landscape and vernacular traditions, Italian domestic architecture, and Greek site planning, as well as the work of architects such as Gunnar Asplund and Le Corbusier. The complete range of Aalto's work is examined through a study of recurring themes and through detailed investigations of key projects. Abundantly illustrated. 10x11.75" c. Book News Inc
Sketches by Alvar Aalto( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto furniture by Alvar Aalto( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto : the complete catalogue of architecture, design, and art by Göran Schildt( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 440 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 )

14 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 318 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 by Alvar Aalto( Book )

66 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in 9 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto : through the eyes of Shigeru Ban by Alvar Aalto( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finnish architect and designer, Alvar Aalto, is universally acknowledged as one of the most important figures of twentieth century architecture. His career overlapped chronologically, and for a while ideologically with those of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, but his commitment to a humanitarian ideal inspired by nature, set him apart from his purist Modernist contemporaries and lent his work a very distinct, personal touch." "The environmental and humanitarian concerns of the twenty first century mean that Aalto's philosophical approach is more relevant than ever. Renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, is one of the leaders in his field carrying on Aalto's legacy today. In this publication, Ban looks back to the Finnish master for inspiration, and has chosen 15 key projects that chart Aalto's philosophical and conceptual development throughout his prolific career." "Featuring new writing by Juhani Pallasmaa and Sir Colin St. John Wilson, an exclusive interview with Shigeru Ban, new translations of Aalto's own writings and a specifically commissioned photo-essay by celebrated photographer Judith Turner, Alvar Aalto Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban sheds new light on an architect whose work never ceases to inspire."--BOOK JACKET
Alvar Aalto : master works by Göran Schildt( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 246 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 : second nature by Alvar Aalto( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Magus of the North" : this was the epithet which architecture critic Sigfried Giedion found for Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), the best-known Finnish architect of his generation and a major exponent of a different kind of modernism - one conceived on a more human scale. His buildings, such as the Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium or the legendary Villa Mairea, stand for a masterly, organic combination of volumes, materials and light. His laminated plywood chairs made him one of the most important designers of the twentieth century, while his Savoy Vase has come to be seen as the epitome of Finnish and organic design. Alvar Aalto - Second Nature draws on recent research into Aalto's oeuvre to present a comprehensive overview of his work in architecture, design and urban planning, with a special focus on his dialogue with major contemporary artists - including László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Arp, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger - and his fascination with film, cinema and photography. The book features eleven essays by authors from various countries. The catalogue section presents numerous original drawings from the Alvar Aalto Museum and pieces of Aalto furniture from the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum. A complete list of all his buildings and projects is also included, along with several photographic essays by the artist Armin Linke showing Aalto's buildings from a contemporary perspective
Viipuri Library, 1927-1935 : Alvar Aalto by Michael Spens( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto, 1898-1976 : paradise for the man in the street by Louna Lahti( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 174 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 by Alvar Aalto( Book )

19 editions published in 1978 in 6 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto apartments by Jari Jetsonen( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 138 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 : [das Gesamtwerk = L'œuvres complétes = Complete works by Alvar Aalto( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto, designer by Alvar Aalto( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 129 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 als Designer by Werner Blaser( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto by Alvar Aalto( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto : Villa Mairea, Noormarkku, Finland, 1937-39 by Kristian Gullichsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Aallon Alvar

Aalto 1898-1976

Aalto A. 1898-1976

Aalto, Alvar

Aalto, Alvar Hugo.

Aalto, Alvar Hugo Henrik 1898-1976

Aalto, Alvars 1898-1976

Aalto, Hugo 1898-1976

Aalto Hugo Alvar Henrik

Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik 1898-1976

Aalto, Hugo Henrik Alvar 1898-1976

Ālto, A. 1898-1976

Ālto, A. (Alvars), 1898-1976

Ālto, Alvars 1898-1976

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto architect et designer finnois

Alvar Aalto architetto, designer e accademico finlandese

Alvar Aalto arquitecte finlandès

Alvar Aalto arquitecto finlandés

Alvar Aalto finländsk arkitekt och designer

Alvar Aalto finn építész és formatervező, várostervező

Alvar Aalto finnischer Architekt und Industriedesigner

Alvar Aalto Finnish architect and designer

Alvar Aalto Fins architect

Alvar Aalto finsk arkitekt och designer

Alvar Aalto fiński architekt

Alvars Ālto

Āruto, Aruvā

Āruto, Aruvā 1898-1976

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto Finnish architect and designer

Hugo Henrik Alvar Aalto

Άλβαρ Άαλτο Φινλανδός αρχιτέκτονας και βιομηχανικός σχεδιαστής


Аалто А.

Аалто А. Х. Х. 1898-1976

Аалто Алвар

Аалто, Алвар 1898-1976

Аалто Х. А. Х. 1898-1976

Аалто Хуго Алвар Хенрик

Алвар Аалта

Алвар Аалто финский архитектор и дизайнер, крупнейшая фигура в архитектуре Финляндии

Алвар Алто

Алвар Гуго Аалто

Алвар Гуго Аалто фінський архітектор і дизайнер, найбільша фігура в архітектурі Фінляндії

Алто, Алвар 1898-1976

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ألفار آلتو

ألفار ألتو، 1898-1976

آلوار آلتو

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อัลวา อัลโต

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알바르 알토

알토, 알바 1898-1976

알토, 푸고 알바 헨리코 1898-1976

アアルト, アルヴァ


アールト, アルヴァー

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