An Analysis of the Work of Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto (Mellen Studies in Architecture S. No. 12)

An Analysis of the Work of Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto (Mellen Studies in Architecture S. No. 12)

By: Lawrence Keith? Loftin (author)Hardback

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Aalto is often called the quintessential modernist, and at first glance this appears to be rightly so. The forms are organic, the materials compatible. Yet Aalto is also the master of the ambiguous space and mystery; in one building one senses history but not exactly why, and in another Aalto has combed a curve to create an almost unbearable tensio

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Contents

1. Aalto's Own - Introduction; 2. The Deep Hut - Aalto's Own House (1934-36) and the Transformational Aesthetic; 3. Tall Tale - Aalto's Summer House (1953) and the Lost History; 4. Liminal Domains - Aalto's Own Architectural Office (1955-62) and Contested Terrains; 5. Moving Monument - The Enzo-Gutzeit Building (1959-1962) and its Tropes; 6. The Landscape of Community - The Town Plan at Seinajoki (1958-1987) and the Concept of Civic Landscape; 7. Libraries of the Land - Two Libraries: at Seinajoki (1960-1965), at Roveniemi (1961-1968) and the Significance of Re-Embedding; 8. The Forest of Knowledge - The Library at Otaniemi (1964-1969) and Narrative Structure; 9. Aalto's Arc - Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773463325
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 133
  • ID: 9780773463325
  • ISBN10: 0773463321

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