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Architecture of the Essential: the 6th Annual Alvar Aalto Symposium
Tuukkanen, Pirkko [editor]; Harris, Trevor [translator]
Alvar Aalto Symposium
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Notes: Fine 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" green and gray gatefold wraps, gray and black lettering to front cover, spine, and back cover, sharp tips, no visible shelf wear, very minor crease at front hinge else pristine inside and out, tightly bound, intact and unmarked throughout. 176pp. replete with full-color and black-and-white interior and exterior photographs, floor plans, and architectural drawings. Also included is a Foreword by architect Markku Komonen, and what appear to be the transcribed lectures of those invited to speak at the 6th International Alvar Aalto Symposium including Paul Oliver, Glenn Murcutt, Elias Torres, Zissis Kotionis, Pekka Korvenmaa, Peter Zumthor, Toyo Ito, Alberto Campo Baeza, and Mary Miss, as well as short Selected Bibliography and a section for the Lecturers' CVs. This symposium was held August 19-21, 1994 in Jyvaskyla, Finland. This was the last Alvar Aalto Symposium his partner Elissa Aalto would help to organize before her death in the Spring of 1994. From the Introduction: "We have chosen the title of the symposium to stress the need to discuss what should be the essence of the art and technique of building when all that one can afford are the basic essentials. This discussion does not revolve around questions of architectural style but rather on the fundamental material and spiritual living conditions vital for our culture to survive and prosper." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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