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A gateway to the ‘backwoods’: Aalto and the matter of rooting modernity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2006

Sarah Menin
School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, The Quadrangle University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United


Mediating between forest and garden, tradition and modernity, a small wooden gate at Alvar Aalto's Villa Mairea is shown to be deeply rooted in Finnish cultural memories.

© 2005 Cambridge University Press

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