Alvar Aalto Designer (Alvar Aalto Museum, 2002) edited by Pirkko Tuukkanen is the first comprehensive, richly illustrated book on Aalto’s furniture, glass and light fitting designs.
Alvar Aalto is recognised today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. Through the innovations in form and line that were born in his furniture designs, Aalto’s name has also become important in the history of design. His contribution to furniture design was among his foremost achievements in its won right, and it sowed the seed from which man of his architectural ideas sprang forth.
– Pirkko Tuukkanen (ed.), Alvar Aalto Designer (Alvar Aalto Museum, 2002)
The book has contributions by Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, Kaarina Mikonranta, Pekka Korvenmaa, and Timo Keinänen. The book also contains catalogues of Alvar Aalto’s major furniture and glass designs, furniture manufactures, the production of Aalto vases and some further biographic information.
The texts is in English. The rich illustration consists of photographs, Aalto’s drawings and other visual archive material.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean without any markings and the binding is fine. There is only some age-related yellowing on the upper edges of the pages. The dust jacket is fine with only minor signs of use and shelf wear.