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ALVAR AALTO

 

Alvar  Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, sometimes called the “Father of Nordic Modernism”. The Villa Mairea was built as a country house for the timber magnates Harry and Maire Gullischsen. The house stands in the middle of a pine forest at the top of a hill in western Finland, and looks out on to a unbroken stretch of forest. Constructed after Wright’s Fallingwater, this project addresses Wright’s influence, as well as Aalto’s reverence for Japanese architecture.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 168 pages with over 300 photographs, half of which are specially commissioned and include close ups of the objects as well as details of the interior. Most of the archival picture material from the Mairea Foundation is published for the first time. This stunning monograph reproduces all phases of the project sketches, extensive historical, and contemporary reproductions, along with an engaging essay about the homeowners and how they came to commission Aalto. Villa Mairea shows a master architect in full command of his power. A very nice copy of a scarce and sought after Architecture title.

Bookseller Inventory # 24714

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Alvar Aalto: Villa Mairea 1938 – 39
Pallasmaa, Juhani

Publisher: Alvar Aalto Foundation / Mairea Foundation
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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