Alvar Aalto is one of the heavy hitters, the well-knowns of the Mid-Century Modern architectural movement without whom our idea of modern architecture would no doubt be very different. This great book looks like the perfect thing for learning about the past and getting inspired for the future.
“Over 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, who is also known for his furniture and glassware, worked in a unique style that blended modernism and traditional vernacular architecture.”
“Authors Jari and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen (Finnish Summer Houses) present 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 to the 1960s.” Get it here.