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Article: 'Was Alvar Aalto's acclaim based upon self-promotion?'

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:23 am
by DavidC

Re: Article: 'Was Alvar Aalto's acclaim based upon self-promotion?'

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:26 am
by Roderick Grant
Aalto was a brilliant architect. Anyone who cannot see that at a glance is lacking. Whether or not he had the gift of gab is irrelevant. Taking potshots at great persons of the past has always been a popular parlor game.

Re: Article: 'Was Alvar Aalto's acclaim based upon self-promotion?'

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:30 am
by peterm
Agreed. One of the finest from the last century. European modernism at its most humane and imaginative. It doesn’t get much finer than Villa Mairea.

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And then there’s the furniture!