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Alvar Aalto : Paradise for the Man in the Street (Hardcover) (Louna Lahti)

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Paradise for the man in the street: A compact overview of one of the world’s greatest architects
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) was strongly influenced by both the landscape of his native country, as well as the political struggle over Finland’s place within European culture. After early neoclassical buildings, Aalto turned to ideas based on Functionalism, subsequently moving toward more organic structures, with brick and wood replacing plaster and steel.In addition to designing buildings, furniture, lamps, and glass objects with his wife Aino, he painted and was an avid traveler. A firm believer that buildings have a crucial role in shaping society, Aalto once said, “The duty of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.”
Number of Pages: 96.0
Genre: Architecture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Louna Lahti
Language: English
Street Date: October 29, 2015
TCIN: 50107843
UPC: 9783836560108
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5680

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