Finland: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion Books - Modern Architectures in History)

Finland: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion Books - Modern Architectures in History)

Roger Connah


Buildings communicate volumes, not only approximately their occupants or proprietors, yet concerning the international locations during which they exist. From colonnades to paving stones, the structure of any development does greater than easily date the structure—it celebrates the spirit of a humans and a nation.

Roger Connah's most recent booklet, Finland, explores the tradition and democratic spirit of a rustic whose constructions hold the indelible markings of Finland's political and actual weather. the vast majority of the country's constructions have been built after 1917, while Finland received its independence from Russia. The ensuing architecture—often springing from highly well known public competitions—is emphatically democratic in constitution and utilization. Finland's severe northern latitudes, for his or her half, have given upward push to structures with an acute sensitivity to the actual surroundings and to the fragile interaction of sunshine and shadow.

From museums to high schools to sponsored housing advancements, Connah's Finland is a crucial survey of the country's structure. absolutely illustrated and with particular examinations of a number of the Finnish grasp architects—including Alvar Aalto—it is additionally a precious contribution to the reports of contemporary structure and Nordic history.

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