Alvar Aalto Architect volume 20: Maison Louis Carré 1956-61, softback


Volume 20 in a chronological series of monographs on buildings by Alvar Aalto. This volume presents private house, Maison Louis Carré, located in the small village near Paris, France. Alvar Aalto designed the place for a Parisian art dealer and collector Louis Carré.

192 pages, soft bound, texts in English
ISBN 978-952-5498-05-9
Publisher Alvar Aalto Foundation (2020 2nd edition)

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After the Villa Mairea, the Maison Louis Carré is the most carefully executed and detailed of the private houses designed by Alvar Aalto.

In her articles, A Home of Design and Art and Living at Maison Louis Carré, Ásdís Ólafsdóttir deals with life in the house and the complex process of designing its interiors, with particular reference to the specially made unique pieces of furniture.

In his essay, “I speak of what is good”, Esa Laaksonen discusses the architecture of the building as a complete work of art and its relationship to Aalto’s other designs. His analysis largely centres around the hitherto unpublished sketches, working drawings and photographs in the collections of the Alvar Aalto Museum.

Antoine Terrasse describes Louis Carré’s rich and eventful life, a story complemented by Irmelin Lebeer’s interview with the art dealer in the 1960s. The book also presents other works produced by Aalto’s office contemporaneus with the Maison Louis Carré design, 1955-57.

Arne Heporauta’s list of realised and unrealised projects is complemented with Päivi Lukkarinen’s article on the Korkalovaara housing area in Rovaniemi and Mari Forsberg’s article on housing for the Viitaniemi garden town in Jyväskylä, Finland.

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Weight / pc. 1.165 kg
Package dimensions 24.4 × 30.5 × 2 cm

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