The Resource Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

Label
Alvar Aalto
Title
Alvar Aalto
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of the 20th century's great reformers in architecture and interior design. Aalto's work demonstrates an intense individualism combined with clear-sighted understanding of the international architectural trends of his day. A striking characteristic of his work is a rationalism that is sensitive to both humankind and nature. So powerful was his personal style that there is no Aalto school of architecture, nor is it possible to identify any architects whose work had a particular influence on him, although from the realm of free- form architecture Frank Lloyd Wright stands out as a point of comparison, as does Le Corbusier
  • In his later years Alvar Aalto tried to avoid publicity and was rarely interviewed; he chose to speak through his work
  • This film includes his last interview for television. It shows major examples of his architecture - hospitals and industrial buildings as well as domestic projects - and also many of the furnishings and fittings on which his reputation largely rests. These were often created specifically for his interiors, but then would be adapted for general manufacture, frequently becoming acknowledged classics. Much of his furniture is still in production, and it is stylishly and imaginatively presented in this film
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Roland Collection in 1972
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
57
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  • Aalto, Alvar
  • Architecture
Technique
live action
Label
Alvar Aalto
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 57 min. 33 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1058908
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897767603
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Alvar Aalto
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 57 min. 33 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1058908
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897767603
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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