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

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

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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.

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

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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.

https://www.archdaily.com/85390/ad-clas ... lvar-aalto

And then there’s the furniture!

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