My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£19.95

Add to basket
Price in Euros €27.51
Price in USD $30.80
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

Alvar Aalto

Nicholas Ray

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 224

  • Publisher: Yale University Press

  • Date Published: Oct 2005

  • Stock Code: 4442

  • ISBN: 9780300107494

  • Binding: Hardback

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

The preeminent Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (18981976) developed in the postwar years an architectural language all his own, characterized by curved walls, singlepitched roofs, and inventive combinations of wood and brick. He was also engaged in design at all scales, from the planning of cities, including Helsinki, to the design of furniture and glassware. This book provides a brief but comprehensive look at Aaltos life, works, theory, and relevance for the twenty-first century.

The first section of the book offers an account of Aaltos life, including his friendships with such twentieth-century masters as Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The second section looks closely at six of Aaltos most important buildings, among them Baker House in Boston and the concert hall in Helsinki. In the final sections of the book, Nicholas Ray examines several general themes relating to Aaltos work and philosophy. Ray also offers an original and provocative view of Aaltos theory, arguing that the architects position consistently opposed that of his contemporaries and indeed of most architects to this day.

Related Items



Alvar Aalto Houses Book by  book cover | Buy Alvar Aalto Houses from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Alvar Aalto Houses

During the course of a career spanning over 50 years, Alvar Aalto designed nearly 100 single-family houses. Many of them are architectural gems...

£36.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Apartments Book by  book cover | Buy Alvar Aalto Apartments from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Alvar Aalto Apartments

Alvar Aalto was concerned about the social aspect in all building. This was evident in his residential architecture, which lead him to create...

£36.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Houses Book by  book cover | Buy Alvar Aalto Houses from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Alvar Aalto Houses

During the course of a career spanning over 50 years, Alvar Aalto designed nearly 100 single-family houses. Many of them are architectural gems...

£36.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Apartments Book by  book cover | Buy Alvar Aalto Apartments from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Alvar Aalto Apartments

Alvar Aalto was concerned about the social aspect in all building. This was evident in his residential architecture, which lead him to create...

£36.00

Add to basket

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)Extract is available for this book

Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)

The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd edition places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips... (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)

Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)Extract is available for this book

Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)

The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd edition places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips... (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

This is the designer’s essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key... (more)

£19.95

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

Small Projects HandbookExtract is available for this book

Small Projects Handbook

This hands-on, no-nonsense guide to running smaller projects up to £1m in value will become your ‘bible’ in day-to-day practice... (more)

£35.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Small Projects Handbook

Alvar Aalto & Small Projects Handbook

Buy these items together.

£54.95

Add to basket

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Planning and Urban Design Standards

This book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is possibly the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning... (more)

£160.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto Planning and Urban Design Standards

Alvar Aalto & Planning and Urban Design Standards

Buy these items together.

£179.95

Add to basket

RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guides Bundle: Design Management; Contract Administration; Project Leadership; and Town Planning

RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guides Bundle: Design Management; Contract Administration; Project Leadership; and Town Planning

Buy this bundle and save £35 The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guides are part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to... (more)

£105.00

Add to basket
Alvar Aalto RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guides Bundle: Design Management; Contract Administration; Project Leadership; and Town Planning

Recently Viewed