Väinö Vähäkallio ja hänen toimistonsa : arkkitehdin elämäntyö ja verkostot

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Niskanen, Aino
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-17T07:26:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-17T07:26:41Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06-10
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-7989-4
dc.identifier.issn 1236-6013
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/2650
dc.description.abstract Väinö Vähäkallio (1886-1959) was one of Finland's most prolific and recognized architects of the 1920s and 1930s. Of his realized projects, a full 150 remain. This monograph is based primarily on an analysis of Vähäkallio's buildings themselves and the various documents pertaining to them. The central questions of the study are the fundamental questions about modernity and modernization in Finland. The study asks: In what way did Vähäkallio's commissions reflect the modernization of Finnish society itself? Was there something modern about his professionalism even if his artistic work was not in the avant-garde? These questions are answered through an analysis of the architect's professional image, his networks and his artistic production. The study aims to expand the notion of the architect's role and style by examining his designs for several building types, especially from the 1920s and 1930s. The modernization of Finnish society provided Vähäkallio with his most important professional opportunities in education, business, industry, and the increasingly important area of leisure. Many factors made Vähäkallio a successful architect: good networks, responsiveness to the changing tastes of different types of clients, a sensitivity to fashion, his rational designs and his expertise in new building technologies. Despite his importance Vähäkallio has been ignored in the histories of modern Finnish architecture. When "pure functionalism" was taken up as the modernist ideal from the 1950s Vähäkallio's stylistic diversity became a liability. en
dc.format.extent 430
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso fi en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Teknillisen korkeakoulun arkkitehtiosaston tutkimuksia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 22 en
dc.subject.other Architecture en
dc.title Väinö Vähäkallio ja hänen toimistonsa : arkkitehdin elämäntyö ja verkostot fi
dc.title Väinö Vähäkallio and His Office – an Architect's Life Work and Networks en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Arkkitehtiosasto fi
dc.subject.keyword Finnish architecture of the 20th century en
dc.subject.keyword functionalism en
dc.subject.keyword modernization en
dc.subject.keyword architectural profession en
dc.subject.keyword networks en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-006106
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major History of Architecture en
dc.programme.major Arkkitehtuurin historia fi
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en


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