Ever since the early years of national independence, the visual arts, photography, architecture and design in Finland have boldly sought new, creative and international perspectives. Modern Life! is the result of a unique collaboration between five Finnish museums. The Alvar Aalto Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Design Museum, HAM Helsinki Art Museum and the Finnish Museum of Photography open their collections to address the meaning of Finnish modernism and its relationship with the evolution of society. The chronological span of the book covers the first five decades of independence, presenting familiar works, artists and designers along with material that has rarely been seen.