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Definition of the noun alvar aalto
What does alvar aalto mean as a name of something?
- Finnish architect and designer of furniture (1898-1976)
Who is Alvar Aalto?
Alvar Aalto: Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Aalto's early career runs in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the twentieth century and many of his clients were industrialists; among these were the Ahlström-Gullichsen family. The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from the 1940s onwards. His furniture designs were considered Scandinavian Modern. What is typical for his entire career, however, is a concern for design as a Gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art; whereby he – together with his first wife Aino Aalto – would design not just the building, but give special treatments to the interior surfaces and design furniture, lamps, and furnishings and glassware. The Alvar Aalto Museum, designed by Aalto himself, is located in what is regarded as his home city Jyväskylä.
- also known as Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto; אלבר אלטו; Αλβάρ Αάλτο; Аалто, Алвар; 阿尔瓦·阿尔托; Аалто Алвар Гуґо; 阿尔瓦尔·阿尔托
- born on (117 years ago) in Kuortane, child of Johan Henrik Aalto and Selma Matilda Hackstedt
- nationality: Finland
- education: Helsinki University of Technology between and (5 years)
- profession: Architect
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- died on (39 years ago) in Helsinki
- buried in Hietaniemi cemetery
- written works: "En contact avec Alvar Aalto", "Church in Vuoksenniska (Imatra), Finland, 1957-59", "La Humanizacion De La Arquitectura", "The architectural drawings of Alvar Aalto, 1917-1939", "Synopsis", "Le biblioteche di Alvar Aalto", "Town Hall in Säynätsalo, Säynätsalo, Finland, 1950-52", "La Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France, 1956-59", "Villa Mairea, Noormarkku, Finland, 1937-39", "Das Gesamtwerk / L'oeuvre complète / The Complete Work", "Alvar Aalto", "Alvar Aalto in seven buildings", "Alvar Aalto, furniture and glass"
- some of the nominations and awards:
- nominated to Architectural Competition to design the Wiener Stadthalle
- Royal Gold Medal
- AIA Gold Medal
- Alvar Aalto Medal
- "Alvar Aalto" is an award-winning book by Richard Weston.
- award: - Sir Banister Fletcher Prize, received by Richard Weston
- "Alvar Aalto" is a book by Göran Schildt.
- also known as "Alvar Aalto: masterworks"
"Alvar Aalto" is a musical album of Lotus Crown.
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by Stephen Sennott
New York: Museum of Modern An, 1998 Schildt, Goran, Alvar Aalto. The Complete Catalogue of ...
Volume 1: Europe by Peter Nagy, Phillippe Rouyer, Don Rubin
architect Alvar Aalto (1898—1976) and painter Yrjo ...
W403 Alvar Aalto Museum http://www.jkl.fi/aalto alvar.aalto-museum ...
Volume 8 - El Salvador: National Library in to Ford Foundation by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour
Alvar Aalto, the designer of the Viipuri Public Library in 1935, has designed the libraries in, for example, Rovaniemi and Seinajoki in the 1960s. The beautiful and practical library building in Kuopio has been designed by Matti Hakala. Kouvola ...
by John Sundholm, Isak Thorsen, Lars Gustaf Andersson
The film club Projektio is founded in Helsinki, gathering such directors as Nyrki Tapiovaara, Valentin Vaala, and Teuvo Tulio, as well as the architect Alvar Aalto. 1935 Denmark: Carl Bauder wins a court case about the patent rights for the ...
by Diagram Group
Alvar Aalto in Finland spearheaded the movement, followed by Kaare Klint in Denmark. After 1945, Scandinavian designers, though still often home-based, were working for an appreciative and growing US-led world market. Second Empire ...
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