The Resource Aalto and America, edited by Stanford Anderson, Gail Fenske, and David Fixler

Aalto and America, edited by Stanford Anderson, Gail Fenske, and David Fixler

Label
Aalto and America
Title
Aalto and America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stanford Anderson, Gail Fenske, and David Fixler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: The internationally renowned Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) created several landmarks of modern design in the United States. The first, the Finland Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939, introduced his pioneering style to the country and established his reputation among his American peers. Subsequent designs produced in the United States marked major turning points in his evolving position as an architect. His commissioned project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Baker House dormitory (completed 1949) features an undulating facade of red brick, a material that references the building's Boston surroundings. Aalto's fan-shaped plan for the Mount Angel Abbey Library (completed 1970) in St. Benedict, Oregon, his consummate exploration of the library type, capitalizes on the local terrain and the use of natural light. Aalto's designs had a lasting impact on American modernism, but his experiences in America also profoundly influenced his own stylistic development. Aalto and America is a detailed survey of this beneficial relationship, with contributions by fifteen international experts who explore these key designs in relation to larger themes in international politics, architectural culture, housing research, and modern criticism and design
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1455.F53
LC item number
A23 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1898-1976
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aalto, Alvar
  • Anderson, Stanford
  • Fenske, Gail
  • Fixler, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aalto, Alvar
  • Aalto, Alvar
  • Aalto, Alvar
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architektur
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Aalto and America, edited by Stanford Anderson, Gail Fenske, and David Fixler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Introduction / Stanford Anderson -- Aalto's modernism : Aalto's embodied rationalism / Sarah Williams Goldhagen ; Floating signifiers: interpreting Aalto / Dörte Kuhlmann ; Aalto and the other tradition / Colin St. John Wilson -- Aalto and America : Aalto's image of America / Juhani Pallasmaa ; Aalto goes to America / Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen ; Bridge of wood: Aalto, American house production, and Finland / Pekka Korvenmaa ; Aalto, Wurster, and the 'new humanism' / Gail Fenske -- Aalto's work In America : Embracing independence: the Finland Pavilion, New York, 1939 / Sarah Menin ; Baker House: the individual and mass housing, a delicate balance / Michael Trencher ; Baker House and the modern notion of functionalism / Lawrence W. Speck ; Baker House and brick: Aalto's construction of a building material / Akos Moravánszky ; Illuminating Aalto: the renovation of Baker House / David N. Fixler ; Significance of Baker House / Paul Bentel ; Poetry in motion: Aalto's Woodberry poetry room at Harvard / Kari Jormakka ; Alvar Aalto and the EdgarJ. Kaufmann conference rooms / Matthew A. Postal ; Mount Angel Abbey library and the path from Viipuri / Michael Spens -- Documents : Aalto on America : The humanizing of architecture (November 1940) ; The intellectual background of American architecture (1945)
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 323 pages
Isbn
9780300176001
Lccn
2011004832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)700735666
  • (OCoLC)ocn700735666
Label
Aalto and America, edited by Stanford Anderson, Gail Fenske, and David Fixler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Introduction / Stanford Anderson -- Aalto's modernism : Aalto's embodied rationalism / Sarah Williams Goldhagen ; Floating signifiers: interpreting Aalto / Dörte Kuhlmann ; Aalto and the other tradition / Colin St. John Wilson -- Aalto and America : Aalto's image of America / Juhani Pallasmaa ; Aalto goes to America / Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen ; Bridge of wood: Aalto, American house production, and Finland / Pekka Korvenmaa ; Aalto, Wurster, and the 'new humanism' / Gail Fenske -- Aalto's work In America : Embracing independence: the Finland Pavilion, New York, 1939 / Sarah Menin ; Baker House: the individual and mass housing, a delicate balance / Michael Trencher ; Baker House and the modern notion of functionalism / Lawrence W. Speck ; Baker House and brick: Aalto's construction of a building material / Akos Moravánszky ; Illuminating Aalto: the renovation of Baker House / David N. Fixler ; Significance of Baker House / Paul Bentel ; Poetry in motion: Aalto's Woodberry poetry room at Harvard / Kari Jormakka ; Alvar Aalto and the EdgarJ. Kaufmann conference rooms / Matthew A. Postal ; Mount Angel Abbey library and the path from Viipuri / Michael Spens -- Documents : Aalto on America : The humanizing of architecture (November 1940) ; The intellectual background of American architecture (1945)
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 323 pages
Isbn
9780300176001
Lccn
2011004832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)700735666
  • (OCoLC)ocn700735666

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