Vol. 1 No. 1 (2004): Housing Policy

The Use and Abuse of Paper: Essays on Alvar Aalto

Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Published 2004-06-01


  • Book review,
  • Alvar Aalto,
  • Architecture

How to Cite

Hacıhasanoğlu, O. (2004). The Use and Abuse of Paper: Essays on Alvar Aalto. A|Z ITU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, 1(1), 111 - 113. Retrieved from https://www.az.itu.edu.tr/index.php/jfa/article/view/531


The Use and Abuse of Paper: Essays on Alvar Aalto, Kari Jormakka, Jacqueline Gargus, Douglas Graf Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 1999, ISBN 952-15-0267-3 (DATUTOP 20), A5, 200 pp. Paperback. This book was published as the 20th part of the DATUTOP (Department of Architecture Tampere University of Technology Occasional Papers) series in October 1999. The architecture of Aalto was defined as: Finninsh, human, democratic, anarchist, sensitive to the site, natural, organic, free-form, synthetic, random and intuitive in the preface written by Kari Jormakka. Different strategies of architectural criticism raging from formalist to post- structuralist had been used, giving a special reference to the architectural identity of Aalto.