BOOK WEEK: Alvar Aalto Houses

Modern Decor

Alvar Aalto Houses
By Markku Lahti
Rakennustieto Publishing 

Earlier today we posted a book about a stunning artist who manipulates environments using natural materials. Well this book, also available for giveaway, celebrates an artist of another kind: one who changed the world with his architectural talent. Certainly a recognizable name, you’ll enjoy flipping through the gorgeous color photographs of 24 dwellings he’s designed.

So stunning, inspiring and also interesting, you’ll learn plenty about his work, his life, his methods and his inspirations. “This book presents eight single-family houses built by Aalto in Finland, Estonia, and France from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s. Markku Lahti, director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation, describes the fascinating history of the selected houses, the people for whom they were built, and how Aalto adapted his own design ideals to the needs of his clients.” Certainly a perfect book for modern design and architecture lovers.

Remember: comment on this post (leave a way we can get in touch with you) for a chance to win a copy of this book! Find all the info and rules of book week here

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  1. Katrina

    Dec 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    oo, how much fun to look!

  2. Becky Nemetchek

    Dec 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    can hardly wait to have this in my hands!

  3. matt

    Dec 9, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Love books!!!

  4. Rachelle

    Dec 9, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Love this!

  5. Christian Spångberg

    Dec 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

    This book is going to be great!

  6. Madeleine Ward

    Dec 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    How can you not want to own a part of hisory?

  7. Urs Villiger

    Dec 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Curious to see what these homes look like now. They were built quite a while back. Obviously, many have adapted his style and developed it further. Should be very interesting.

  8. shaheen

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:51 am

    The home pictured on the cover looks interesting. I’d like to see more.

  9. Meesh

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Nothing like an architectural book of an iconic designer. Not only would I love to read this, but it would look great on my coffee table! :)

  10. Carl

    Dec 12, 2011 at 12:05 am

    oh, just give it to me already… how do you people decide the winners anyway?

  11. Vincent

    Dec 12, 2011 at 5:42 am

    One of my favorites