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Villa Mairea: Alvar Aalto (Architecture in Detail) [Paperback]

Richard Weston


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Book Description

July 1992 Architecture in Detail
One of the finest houses of the twentieth century. For those familiar with it only from a few images, this book is a revelation. Aalto used his knowledge of vernacular building, Classicism and Modernism to create a building that is humane, rich and lyrical.

Product details

  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd; Reprint edition (July 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714827681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714827681
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 29.7 x 0.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,078,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Richard Weston was born in 1953 and after studying architecture at Manchester University went to the University of Pennsylvania to study under Ian McHarg, the pioneer of ecological design. His monograph on Alvar Aalto won the 1995 Sir Banister Fletcher while Modernism received the International Book Award of the American Institute of Architects. He is now Professor of Architecture at Cardiff University and runs a studio exploring design applications of a unique database of 'earth images' captured from minerals and rocks. The development of his bestselling scarves for Liberty of London was featured on the BBC2 series 'Britain's Next Big Thing'.

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