Alvar Aalto Homes

Alvar Aalto Homes (Rakennuskirja 2018) is a monograph about private homes designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1889–1976) and his architect spouses Aino (1894–1949) and Elissa (1922–1994).  The book presents 30 homes from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s including the well-known Villa Mairea and Maison Louis Carré, but also more modest and more seldom presented developments.

The authors are architect Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen and photographer Jari Jetsonen. Many of the architectural photographs are specifically taken for this book.

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Alvar Aalto Homes is a monograph about private homes designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1889–1976) and his architect spouses Aino (1894–1949) and Elissa (1922–1994). The book presents 30 homes from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s built in Finland, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia and France. Alvar Aalto Homes includes presentations about the well-known Villa Mairea and Maison Louis Carré, but also more modest developments such as the Standard terrace housing project in Kauttua, Finland, the Typpi Oy row house in Oulu, Finland, and the Neue Vahr apartment building in Bremen, Germany.

The authors – architect, architecture historian Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen and photographer Jari Jetsonen – have carefully curated the project selection in order to introduce the contemporary reader to the full spectrum of Alvar Aalto’s design philosophy and relevance. The book also contains an insightful essay by Jussi Rautsi who explains Alvar Aalto’s approach to architecture and his collaboration with Aino and Elissa as well as their clients. Many of Jari Jetsonen’s architectural photographs are specifically taken for this book.

We are proud to carry this fantastic monograph in our stock. Please also check out the Alvar Aalto Libraries monograph by the same authors.

Weight 1570 g
Dimensions 28.8 × 21.6 × 2.5 cm
Author(s)

Jari Jetsonen, Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen

Publisher

Rakennuskirja

Publishing year

2018

Language

Images

 architectural drawings, architectural photos, colour photos

Number of pages

279

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

ISBN

978-952-267-249-0