From Alvar Aalto Houses by Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen – Princeton Architectural Press, 2011.

Our editorial team at Styleture has made no secret of our admiration for modern architectural visionary and pioneer, Alvar Aalto. As a heavy-hitter in the pantheon of Mid-Century Modern residential architects, Aalto was a genius at innovation and boasted a range of talents that allowed him to move seamlessly between the designing of modest vacation homes, postwar track housing and large, upscale Finnish country manors. With such dynamic skills, it’s no wonder that this modern master has sustained such a loyal following over the decades.

Slate has an in-depth slideshow of “The Unpretentious Houses of Alvar Aalto.”