Publication date 10/10/2012
8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm), Paperback
224 pages, 279 color illustrations, 37 b/w illustrations
Rights: World rights excluding Swedish and Finnish language rights;
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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. This beautifully illustrated volume of newly commissioned photographs and archival drawings includes houses built for some of the most famous personalities of the time, including art collectors, composers, and writers.
Jari Jetsonen is a photographer and artist. His works have been published in many books and he has taught at the Helsinki University of Technology and Nihon University in Tokyo.
Sirkkaliisa Jestonen is an architect and author and teaches at Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki.
Jari and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen's books include Finnish Summer Houses, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2008, Alvar Aalto Apartments (Rakennustieto, Helsinki 2004), and Sacral Space: Modern Finnish Churches (Building Information Ltd, Helsinki 2003).
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