By Alvar Aalto, Karl Fleig

ISBN-10: 3038216550

ISBN-13: 9783038216551

It's an awesome monograph at the nice Finnish architect.

This three-volume set chronicles the full works of the Finnish grasp Alvar Aalto.
Aalto's designs encompassed the fields of portray, structure, sculpture, and furnishings, and are one of the most attractive and unique of contemporary occasions.

His blend of an curiosity in typical, natural shapes with the modernist mandates of shape and light-weight in its purest facets makes him one of many said masters of contemporary structure, besides Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Ada Louise Huxtable writes of Aalto, "his deceptively basic variety is a worldly synthesis, a reconciliation of the enormous and the preferred, of the final and the actual, of the true and the mythic, of nature and art."

This booklet is one in all cornerstones of any critical architectural library.

Volume 1: 1922-1962
276 pages with 283 images, eighty five plans and eighty four sketches. Edited through Karl Fleig. Texts in German, French and English. dimension 28 x 22,7 cm, textile bind- ing

Volume 2: 1963-1970
248 pages with 317 pictures and 157 plans and sketches, a few in shades. Index of works 1918-1971 . Edited by way of Karl Fleig. Texts in German, French and English . measurement 28 x 22,7 cm , textile bind- ing

Volume three: tasks and ultimate Buildings
240 pages with greater than 450 plans, a few in col- ours, drawings, sketches and images. Index of works till 1976. Edited by means of Elissa Aalto and Karl Fleig. Texts in German, French and English. measurement 28 x 22,7 cm , fabric binding

Edited through Karl Fleig. Texts in German and French, 256 pages, six hundred photos and plans, Pbk

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Les disques horizontaux en verre possedent des qualites qui evitent les fissures risquant de se produire dans un climat rigoureux. ln a library, light is a primary consideration. The light streamed in through round, conical skylights, about 6ft. in diameter. The round form resulted in the most satisfactory inner stress condition for the horizontal glass surfaces (as in the case of a drop of water), because in a cold climate the ever-present danger of cracking must be avoided at all costs. 48 Viipuri Ideenskizze von 1927 über die Lichtverhältnisse bei natürlichem und künstlichem Licht Das Sonnenlicht strahlte nicht direkt ein, sondern wurde durch Tausende von Reflektierungslinien, die sich durch die konische Trichterform der Öffnungen ergaben, reflektiert, so daß ohne Anwendung diffuser Gläser ein schattenfreies, diffuses Licht erzielt wurde, ideal für den Leser, der mit seinem Buch einen beliebigen Platz einnehmen konnte, ohne daß Schatten oder störende Glanzlichter darauf gefallen wären.

L'entree principale etait au nord; celle de Ia bibliotheque enfantine au sud, pres des places de jeux. A l'est, l'entree de Ia salle des periodiques. Le bätiment etait crepi en blanc, pour Contraster avec les arbres du parc, a l'exception des entrees, qui etaient en pierre naturelle bleuätre. a Library in Viipuri Competition 1927 1st Prize Erected 1930-1935 The library is located in the city of Viipuri, which numbered 90,000 inhabitants at the time the library was built. The building was totally destroyed in the RussoFinnish War and stands today in ruins.

The purpose of these essays was to develop light, washable and hygienic chairs which, due to the springing characteristics of the material, could, at the same time, provide comfortable seats. ln the first series of furniture tubular steel was used, however only in such a manner that it never came in contact with the human body. Later came the bent wood structures. One of the first attempts to make wood elastic consisted of bending the wood in such a way that, und er Ioad, each radius of a curvilinear form had the tendency to become shorter, so that the various glued-up Iamina became pressed together.

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