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Alvar Aalto

Architect, Designer (3-Feb-1898 — 11-May-1976)


Alvar Aalto. The Architectural Drawnings of Alvar Aalto 1917-1939. New York and London: Taylor & Francis/Garland. 1994. (11 vols.) 4500pp.

Asdis Olafsdottir, et. al.. Alvar Aalton: Designer. Alvar Aalto Foundation. 2002. 240pp.

Kari Jormakka. The Use and Abuse of Paper: Essays on Alvar Aalto. University of Tampere. 1999. 196pp.

William C. Miller. Alvar Aalto: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland. 1984. 244pp.

Winfried Nerdinger. Alvar Aalto: Toward a Human Modernism. Prestel. 1999. 168pp. Essays.

Paul David Pearson. Alvar Aalto and the International Style. New York: Whitney Library of Design. 1978. 240pp.

Malcolm Quantrill. Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study. New York: Shocken Books. 1983. 307pp.

Nicholas Ray. Alvar Aalto. London: Yale University Press. 2005. 212pp.

Peter Reed (editor). Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism. New York: Museum of Modern Art. 1998. 320pp. Exhibition catalogue.

Göran Schildt. Alvar Aalto: The Complete Catalogue of Architecture, Design and Art. New York: Rizzoli. 1994. 317pp.

Göran Schildt. Translated by Timothy Binham. Alvar Aalto: The Decisive Years. New York: Rizzolli. 1986. 282pp.

Göran Schildt. Translated by Timothy Binham. Alvar Aalto: The Mature Years. New York: Rizzolli. 1991. 328pp.

Göran Schildt. Translated by Timothy Binham. Alvar Aalto: The Early Years. New York: Rizzoli. 1984. 292pp.

Michael Trencher. The Alvar Aalto Guide. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press. 1996. 243pp.

Richard Weston. Alvar Aalto. London: Phaidon. 1997. 240pp.


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  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.1)

  7. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.19)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.1)

  9. International Who's Who 1960 (p.1)

  10. Legends in Their Own Time (p.2)

  11. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.1)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.68)

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