Author(s): Robert McCarter
A covetable new study on the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, one of the twentieth-centuries most popular and accessible masters. Clear, concise and compact, this complete overview of Aalto explores all his major works, including their environmental, cultural and social contexts.
"Alvar Aalto was a jack of many trades architecture, product design, furniture, textiles and glassware and arguably a master of all." Wallpaper.com"
Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and has been Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis since 2007. He taught previously at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991-2001, and Columbia University, among other schools. He has written for numerous international publications, and his books include: Carlo Scarpa (2013); Understanding Architecture (2012); Louis I. Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005); Frank Lloyd Wright (1997); Unity Temple (1997); and Fallingwater (1994), all by Phaidon Press. He has also published Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012); Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Lives (2006); and William Morgan: Selected and Current Work (2002), among other books.