Roger Connah’s Finland was published in 2005 in the international series Modern Architectures in History. The book offers a chronological account of the developments in Finnish architecture in respect of Finland’s cultural and political changes since Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917 to the late 1990s.
Roger Connah’s latest book explores the culture and democratic spirit of a country whose buildings carry the indelible markings of Finland’s political and physical climate. Nearly all of the country’s buildings were constructed after 1917, when Finland gained its independence from Russia. The resulting architecture—often springing from hugely popular public competitions—is emphatically democratic in structure and usage. Finland’s extreme northern latitudes, for their part, have given rise to buildings with an acute sensitivity to the physical environment and to the delicate interplay of light and shadow. From museums to schools to subsidized housing developments, Connah’s Finland is an important survey of the country’s architecture.
Fully illustrated and with detailed examinations of many of the Finnish master architects – Alvar Aalto, Erik Bryggman, Hilding Ekelund, Arrne Ervi, Sigurd Frosterus, Eero Huttunen, Viljo Revell, Aarno Ruusuvuori, Heikki and Kaija Siren, Juha Leiviskä, Reima Pietilä, Juhani Pallasmaa and many others – it is also a valuable contribution to the studies of modern architecture and Nordic history.
The copy for sale is in good condition. There is only some minor shelf wear on the covers, the pages are clean and tidy.