This is the updated, year 2000 edition of architect Arvi Ilonen’s handy architectural guide of the architecture in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. The pre-1990s contents are based on the year 1990 edition.
The architectural sites in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa are presented with concise factual descriptions, black&white photographs and some drawings and colourful, foldable maps. The book opens with three introductory essays about historical Helsinki, post-war construction in Helsinki, and the architectural development in the 1970s and 1980s in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The book also includes a chronological index, an index of building types, an index of architects, and an alphabetical index.
The copies for sale are ex-library books from the Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture library. Both are in good condition: all the pages and maps are included. The covers show some wear and some of the corners of the map pages are slightly folded.