Architecture and Landscape gives an overview of the history of cultural landscape and the built environment in Finland. Riitta Nikula, Professor of Art History, Emerita in the University of Helsinki, weaves a comprehensive narrative and shows how Finnish architecture and culture are based on a multitude of historical layers. Nikula’s scholarly knowledge and reader-friendly style of writing make this book still one of the best general introductions to the history of Finnish architecture.
This book is intended to serve as a first general introduction to its subject. My imaginary reader is the tourist who wonders why Finland looks as it does today.
— Riitta Nikula, Preface, Architecture and Landscape: The Building of Finland (1993).
The book covers the history of Finnish architecture from vernacular building up until the revival of the Modern tradition in the 1990s. The book contains illustrative architectural examples, a list of selected bibliography for further reading and a name index.
The copy in stock is in nice condition. There are some remains of a price tag on the cover, but otherwise, there are no signs of wear.