William Alsop, Alsop & Störmer Architects: Hôtel du Département des Bouches-du-Rhône, le Grand bleu, Marseilles

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Academy Editions, 1994 - Architecture - 127 pages

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About the author (1994)

Michael Spens qualified as an architect at Cambridge University, and has received several design awards. He focuses on the engagement of architecture with landscape. Whilst researching Alvar Aalto, from 1993 he worked in support of a restoration programme for Aalto's Viipuri Library in Russia that involved professionals from Russia and Finland, and published "Viipuri Library 1927-1935: Alvar Aalto" (Academy Editions, 1994). Knighted by the President of Finland, in 2002 he became University Reader in Architecture at Dundee University. Other publications include "Landscape Transformed"

(Academy Editions, l996) and "Modern Landscape" (Phaidon, 2003), and he also contributes to "AD, Architectural Review, Architectural Research Quarterly" and "Topos" (Munich).

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