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Alvar Aalto houses.


Alvar Aalto houses.

Jetsonen, Jari and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen.

Princeton Architectural Press


224 pages




The Alvar Aalto Foundation's director introduces Finnish architect Aalto (1898-1976), the father of Scandinavian modernism, who combined modernism and traditional vernacular architecture in designs modeled after Nature. S. Jetsonen (Helsinki U. of Technology) and a fellow architect present a photo-essay tour of 26 of Aalto's residences--including experimental summer homes, postwar standardized housing, and commissioned housing complexes--built between the 1920s and 1960s. The volume includes a map of the sites; color photographs by J. Jetsonen; floor plans; biographical timelines of Alavar and his first wife, co- founders of the Artek design firm; and a list of his selected works. The Jetsonens are coauthors of Finnish Summer Houses.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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