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BOOK WEEK: Alvar Aalto Houses

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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

11 Comments to "BOOK WEEK: Alvar Aalto Houses"

  1. oo, how much fun to look!

  2. can hardly wait to have this in my hands!

  3. Love books!!!

  4. Love this!

  5. This book is going to be great!

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

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

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

  11. One of my favorites