Original 1965 Alvar Aalto Exhibition Poster
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Created for an exhibition for Alvar Aalto in Florence in 1965, this lovely vintage poster has recently been linen-backed. It ...
Created for an exhibition for Alvar Aalto in Florence in 1965, this lovely vintage poster has recently been linen-backed. It is in excellent condition.
About Aalto: Aalto, whose work exemplifies the best of 20th-century Scandinavian architecture, was one of the first to depart from the stiffly geometric designs common to the early period of the modern movement and to stress informality and personal expression. His style is regarded as both romantic and regional. He used complex forms and varied materials, acknowledged the character of the site, and gave attention to every detail of building. Aalto achieved an international reputation through his more than 200 buildings and projects, ranging from factories to churches, a number of them built outside Finland.
Aalto’s preliminary plans were freely sketched, without the use of T-square and triangle, so that the unfettered creative urge for inventive shapes and irregular forms was allowed full play before functional relationships and details were resolved. The absence of theoretical rigidity revealed itself in his final designs, which happily retained the spontaneity and individuality of his early sketches. As a Swiss art historian expressed it, he dared “the leap from the rational-functional to the irrational-organic.” Since Aalto’s staff was small (some six to eight architects), all of the work bore the imprint of his personality. less
- 28.0ʺW × 0.1ʺD × 39.0ʺH
- Excellent Minor wear consistent with age and history
- Alvar Aalto
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