Aalto built three major works in America that counted among the most important in his career: the Finland Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, Baker House at MIT, and the Library at Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon. This title deals with the complex nature of Aalto's experience with America.
Alvar Aalto remains Finland's greatest architect, retains his place among the Modern Masters of twentieth-century architecture and is now recognized internationally as one of the world's greatest architects of all time. This is the first, frank and fully-comprehensive biography of Alvar Aalto.
Proposes a fresh interpretation of Alvar Aalto's oeuvre, revealing it as a thoughtful response to his intellectual and cultural milieu - especially to Finland's dynamic political circumstances following independence from Russia in 1917. This book considers the geographic and geopolitical narratives found in his writings.