Suomen teollisuuden arkkitehtuuria – Industriarkitektur i Finland – Industrial Architecture in Finland is a legendary, elegant catalogue of the architecture of factories, mills and other types of production units that epitomise the modernisation of Finland. The book was published in 1952 – the year of the Summer Olympics in Helsinki and the final year of the war reparations.
All the texts are in Finnish, Swedish and English, and the projects are illustrated with black and white photographs, some plans and small maps. The book contains some 30 examples of industrial architecture of various types: general buildings, woodworking industry, power plants, warehouses and so forth.
In his Introduction architect Viljo Revel (former: Rewell) writes about the common misconception that with industrial buildings, architecture only concerns the façades.
It is not the aim of modern architecture merely to furnish industry with authority and publicity, but rather to lend a logical transparency to the work itself, and to provide a place of work worthy of the worker, a fit environment of the free man.
— Viljo Rewell, p. 7.
The copy currently in our stock is in reasonable condition. There are no serious faults, but the covers show shelf wear and there is some age-related yellowing on the pages. The binding is partly fragile.