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dc.contributor.authorRadford, A.en
dc.contributor.authorOksala, T.en
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Architecture, 2007; 12(3):257-280en
dc.identifier.issn1360-2365en
dc.identifier.issn1466-4410en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/44110-
dc.description.abstractWe examine recurring patterns of discontinuity in the designs of the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). Discontinuity expresses an ambiguous duality of incompletion (growth) and ruination (decay). We take examples from architecture, painting, sculpture, glassware, furniture, landscape and urban planning. We suggest that the typically fragmented skylines, voids and irregularity of Aalto's architecture all rely on the repeated use of a relatively economical (but infinitely elaborated) set of form-making strategies. Further, we argue that these same strategies of discontinuity and incompletion extend over all branches of his design work. Discontinuity echoes the essential nature of the human condition and is a reason for the continuing appeal of Aalto's work.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAntony Radford, Tarkko Oksalaen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.rights© 2008 Informaen
dc.titleAlvar Aalto and the expression of discontinuityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020076456en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13602360701469986en
dc.identifier.pubid44897-
pubs.library.collectionArchitecture publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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