Helsinki: 1998. Second edition. Softcover. Quarto (11" x 10"). 168pp. Text in English. Acetate over color photo wrappers, mauve spine lettered in white. Profusely illustrated with photographs (almost all in color), architectural sketches, ground plans, construction details. A fine, as new copy.
"The illustrations are from the complete collection of sketches and drawings of the house in the collections of the Alvar Aalto Foundation..." (OCLC)
"Architecture has an ulterior motive -- the thought of creating a paradise. It is the only purpose of our houses. If we did not always carry the thought around with us all our houses would become simpler and more trivial and life would become -- would it at all be worth living?" (Alvar Aalto). Fine. Item #51131