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Aalto, Alvar 1898-1976

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Works: 2,103 works in 3,539 publications in 8 languages and 28,740 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Guidebooks  Interviews  Designs and plans  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor, zxx, Collector
Classifications: NA1455.F53, 720.92
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Alvar Aalto by Alvar Aalto( Book )

95 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto furniture by Alvar Aalto( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto by Richard Weston( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and German and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches by Alvar Aalto( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 423 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 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 394 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'
Alvar Aalto houses by Jari Jetsonen( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 392 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."--Jacket
Aalto and America( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 297 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 )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 251 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 )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto is universally acknowledged as one of the most important figures of twentieth century architecture. This book looks at his working processes and models, and at the way his work has positioned itself globally. It is a useful reading for architects, designers and those interested in the origins of contemporary architecture and culture
Viipuri Library, 1927-1935 : Alvar Aalto by Michael Spens( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 196 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 180 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 )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto : second nature( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den finske arkitekt Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)
Alvar Aalto apartments by Jari Jetsonen( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 133 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 128 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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural drawings of Alvar Aalto : 1917-1939 by Alvar Aalto( Book )

40 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto by Richard Weston( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den finske arkitekt Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)
Alvar Aalto als Designer by Werner Blaser( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alvar Aalto
Alternative Names
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

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 finn ptsz s formatervező, vrostervező

Alvar Aalto finnischer Architekt und Industriedesigner

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 Finnish architect and designer

Hugo Henrik Alvar Aalto

Άλβαρ Άαλτο Φινλανδός αρχιτέκτονας και βιομηχανικός σχεδιαστής

Аалто

Аалто, Алвар 1898-1976

Аалто Хуго Алвар Хенрик

Алвар Аалта

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

Алвар Алто

Алвар Гуго Аалто

Алто, Алвар, 1898-1976

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אלוור אלטו

ألفار آلتو

ألفار ألتو، 1898-1976

آلوار آلتو

அல்வார் ஆல்ட்டோ

อัลวา อัลโต

ალვარ აალტო

알바르 알토

アアルト, アルヴァ

アルヴァ・アールト

アールト, アルヴァー

アールト, アルヴァル

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