The complete monograph about the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto now in a paperback edition. The contribution of the master of Modern architecture analysed through critical essays and a rich iconographic apparatus
The book – released on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the Finnish architect at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1998 – is still the most exhaustive tool for the understanding of his work. Edited by Peter Reed, this monograph consists of a series of essays that study in depth his way of thinking and his works. The analysed topics range from the role of nature in his work, to the relationship between Aalto and his most important purchasers; from the relation between his production and the major achievements of international architecture to his influence on Scandinavian architects. The monograph is accompanied by a catalogue of his works from the beginning of the Twenties up to the end of the Sixties, documenting his fertile career through original drawings and graphic and photographic reconstructions.