This lovely little booklet about Alvar Aalto’s masterpiece in Seinäjoki – Seinäjoen hallinto- ja kulttuurikeskus, the Administrative and Cultural Centre in Seinäjoki – portrays Aalto’s comprehensive plans in a concise and elegant format. The booklet presents the Lakeuden Risti (Cross of the Plain) church centre, Seinäjoki town hall, Seinäjoki library, and the state office building with black& white photographs and texts in Finnish and English. There is also a general plan of the area, a floor plan of the Seinäjoki library, and two excerpts from appraising criticism from the 1960s. The booklet makes a wonderful souvenir for all Aalto fans and also an exemplary token of architectural PR of former times.
The copy for sale is in good condition. The covers show some shelf wear, but the booklet is clean and tidy.