Maison Louis Carré 1956–63
Aalto and his second wife Elissa designed Maison Carré for the Parisian art dealer Louis Carré in the mid-1950s. This volume describes the architecture of the building, the exceptional interiors and life in the house. It also includes a biographical sketch of Carré, who met Aalto at the opening of the pavilion Aalto had designed for the 1956 Venice Biennale. The friendship between Aalto, the radical experimenter, and Carré, the perfectionist patron of the arts, lasted the rest of their lives; their house is one of the most exceptional collaborations between architect and client ever built.
Hardcover / 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
188 pp / extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $195.00