Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism

Feb 19–May 19, 1998


Alvar Aalto. Church of the Three Crosses, Vuoksenniska, Imatra, Finland, 1955–58. Plastic, cardboard, and synthetic polymer paint, 15 × 30 × 54″ (38.1 × 76.2 × 137.1 cm). Model Makers: Richard Sturgeon, Derek Conde. Purchase

This exhibition, the first large-scale retrospective in the United States to present original drawings and models of Alvar Aalto’s architecture, celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the renowned Finnish architect, town planner, and designer.


  • Alvar Aalto : between humanism and materialism Out of print, 328 pages
  • Alvar Aalto, 1898-1976 Out of print, 362 pages
  • Alvar Aalto 1898-1976 Out of print, 336 pages
  • Press release 3 pages


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