Alvar Aalto: Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban
Juhani Pallasmaa, Tomoko Sato
Black Dog Publishing, 2007 - Architecture - 271 pages
Finnish architect and designer, Alvar Aalto, is universally acknowledged as one of the most important figures of twentieth century architecture. His career overlapped chronologically, and for a while ideologically with those of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, but his commitment to a humanitarian ideal inspired by nature, set him apart from his purist Modernist contemporaries and lent his work a very distinct, personal touch.
The environmental and humanitarian concerns of the twenty first century mean that Aalto's philosophical approach is more relevant than ever. Renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, is one of the leaders in his field carrying on Aalto's legacy today. In this publication, Ban looks back to the Finnish master for inspiration, and has chosen 15 key projects that chart Aalto's philosophical and conceptual development throughout his prolific career.
Featuring new writing by Juhani Pallasmaa and Sir Colin St. John Wilson, an exclusive interview with Shigeru Ban, new translations of Aalto's own writings and a specifically commissioned photo-essay by celebrated photographer Judith Turner, Alvar Aalto Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban sheds new light on an architect whose work never ceases to inspire.
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THE ORTHODOXY OF ALVAR AALTO Colin St John Wilson
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AA-System Houses Aalto began Aalto designed Aalto's architecture Aalto's buildings Aino Aalto Alvar Aalto Alvar Aalto Foundation architect Artek Baker House Senior Bauhaus brick chair Church CIAM City Library Civic Centre competition entry construction Corbusier courtyard create culture developed Elissa Erik Gunnar Asplund Finland Finlandia Hall Finnish Finnish Architecture Finnish Pavilion floor Functionalism Functionalist furniture design Gallery Germany Goran Gullichsen Gustaf Welin Heikki Havas Helsinki University House Senior Dormitory human ideas inspired interior Japan Japanese Judith Turner Juhani Pallasmaa Jyvąskylą lecture light living room Maija Holma Maison Carré Martti Kapanen material Modern architecture Muuratsalo National Pensions Institute natural Noormarkku Nordic Classicism objects Paimio Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium painting Paper Church paper tubes psychological Rationalism Rationalist RELATED PROJECTS Saynatsalo sculptural Seinajoki Shigeru Ban skylights space structure studio Sunila Town Hall traditional Turku Turun Sanomat undulating University of Technology Viipuri Villa Mairea walls Walter Gropius wood Words