Alvar Aalto

By Goran Schildt,

Book cover of Alvar Aalto: The Early Years

Book description

Describes the childhood and education of the great Finnish architect, looks at his first designs, and identifies central themes in his work

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There are more than one hundred books written on Alvar and Aino Aalto but none of them are as personal as the ones written by their friend Göran Schildt. 

I hold The Human Factor highest. Alvar Aalto conceived a deep understanding of life and created a sensitive architecture that embraced it. He was praised for that, but Schildt goes beyond the glory and explains how humane architecture remained controversial in a technological era.

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