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Alvar Aalto was one of Finland's most celebrated architects and designers. He is a national hero whose work can be found all over Finland as well as internationally. When I was in Finland in 2004 I picked up Alvar Aalto: Masterworks by Göran Schildt. In the majority of its 240 pages Schildt reviewed Aalto's major architectural designs, divided into decades. He added colour and black-and-white photos as well as blueprints. The final part of the book dealt with Aalto's furniture and glassware desi ...more