fino al 4 marzo 2018
mostra The Florence of the North – Alvar Aalto’s architecture in Jyväskylä
Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery | Alvar Aallon katu 7 | Jyväskylä
«This exhibition opens a window on some of Alvar Aalto’s unrealised visions and on some of his designs for Jyväskylä, which became reality. Aalto took the first steps of his career as an architect in the city for which he designed dozens of buildings and other projects between the 1920s and the 1970s. In the mind of the architect, the lush, rolling landscape of Central Finland could be compared with the hills of Tuscany. Alvar Aalto’s interest in Antique culture, especially that of Italy, comes to the fore in some of his earliest designs. Jyväskylä has often been called ‘The Athens of the North’, but Aalto thought that ‘The Florence of the North’ was a better description of the city».
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (Kuortane, 3 febbraio 1898 – Helsinki, 11 maggio 1976)
crediti immagini: homepage Alvar Aalto´s sketch for the Jyvaskyla market square in 1920´s. Sketch Alvar Aalto Museum © Alvar Aalto Foundation – sopra Alvar Aalto 1898-1976 photo Antti Bengts © Alvar Aalto Foundation