Books & Magazines June, 2 2014

Phaidon Chart the Life & Work of Alvar Aalto in New Book “Aalto”

Phaidon add another great design retrospective to their sizeable collection with Aalto, a look back at one of the most successful and influential designers of the twentieth century, Alvar Aalto. Like many of his era, the Finn could turn his hand to just about anything, from architecture to glassware and furniture, following “a lifelong resistance to the ‘dehumanisation’ of the International Style.” At the centre of all his work, a exploration of how functionality and beauty could sit side by side, neither at the expense of the other. With over 250 images and illustrations, words from American architect Robert McCarter, this beautiful hardback book is available to pre-order Phaidon and Amazon. Take a look inside in our gallery.