Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism ,

Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism is a book that accompanied the exhibition at MoMA, New York in 1998 – the museum’s first contemporary, comprehensive retrospective of architect Alvar Aalto since 1938. The book is a hefty, richly illustrated and beautifully designed study of Aalto’s prolific career and his international relevance to modern architecture. For further information, please visit the MoMA exhibition web page at www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1998/aalto/.

The copy in stock is in excellent condition. The corners of the dust jacket show some wear, but the pages are clean and tidy.

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Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism is a book that accompanied the exhibition at MoMA, New York in 1998. This Alvar Aalto exhibition was the museum’s first contemporary, comprehensive retrospective of architect Alvar Aalto since 1938. Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism is a hefty, richly illustrated and beautifully designed study of Aalto’s prolific career and his international relevance to modern architecture. The book contains essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, Marc Treib, Pekka Korvenmaa, Peter Reed and Kenneth Frampton, as well as articles by Kristian Gullichsen, Marja-Riitta Norri, Terence Riley, and Vilhelm Helander. The chronological list of works and projects has been compiled by Bevin Howard. The editor of the book is Peter Reed, the curator of the MoMA exhibition.

The book contains essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, Marc Treib, Pekka Korvenmaa, Peter Reed and Kenneth Frampton, as well as articles by Kristian Gullichsen, Marja-Riitta Norri, Terence Riley, and Vilhelm Helander. The chronological list of works and projects has been compiled by Bevin Howard. The book also contains plates that showcase Alvar Aalto’s most important designs and buildings in chronological order. The project illustrations include original drawings, redrawn plans, sections or axonometric diagrams, and photographs of buildings and models. There is also a list of selected bibliography on Alvar Aalto and his architecture.

Aalto did not seek universal solutions and formulas. His subtle manipulation of materials, respect for their natural and historical associations, utilization of a formal vocabulary that favored free form over regularity, and his profound and acute understanding of the individual site and circumstance created an original architecture that was designed to appeal on many levels, not the least of which were its sensory, visceral, and ultimately humane qualities.
– Peter Reed, Alvar Aalto and the New Humanism of the Postwar Era in Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism, p. 113.

Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism is a handsome, richly illustrated and beautifully designed study of Aalto’s prolific career and his international relevance to modern architecture. The book contains essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, Marc Treib, Pekka Korvenmaa, Peter Reed and Kenneth Frampton, as well as articles by Kristian Gullichsen, Marja-Riitta Norri, Terence Riley, and Vilhelm Helander. The chronological list of works and projects has been compiled by Bevin Howard.

For further information, please visit the MoMA exhibition web page at www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1998/aalto/.

The copy in stock is in excellent condition. The corners of the dust jacket show some wear, but the pages are clean and tidy.

Weight 1977 g
Dimensions 27.4 × 26.3 × 4.0 cm
Author(s)

Bevin Howard, Juhani Pallasmaa, Kenneth Frampton, Kristian Gullichsen, Marc Treib, Marja-Riitta Norri, Pekka Korvenmaa, Peter Reed, Terence Riley, Vilhelm Helander

Editor(s)

Peter Reed

Publisher

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Publishing year

1998

Language

Images

colour & b&w photos, drawings, plans

Number of pages

320

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

ISBN

0-8109-6183-0