1 Alvar Aalto, “The Humanizing of Architecture” (1940), Alvar Aalto In His Own Words”, edited and annotated by Göran Schildt, Otava Publishing Company, Ltd., Helsinki, 1997, pp. 102-103.
2 Colin St John Wilson, The Other Tradition of Modern Architecture: The Uncompleted Project, Academy Editions, London, 1995.
3 Alvar Aalto, “Art and Technology”, in Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 176.
4 Alvar Aalto, “Rationalism and Man”, in Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 92.
5 Alvar Aalto, “The Humanizing of Architecture”, op.cit., p. 103.
6 Göran Schildt, “Epilogue”, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 287.
7 Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as quoted in Iain McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2009, p. 409.
8 Paul Valéry, as quoted by Wallace Stevens, “Two Prefaces” in Paul Valéry, Dialogues, Pantheon Books, Pantheon Books, New York, 1956, p. XIII.
9 Gaston Bachelard, Water and Dreams, The Pegasus Foundation, Dallas, Texas, 1983, p. 46.
10 Sigfried Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1952.
11 Aalto corresponded with Otto Völkers, editor of the magazine Stein Holz Eisen. The book was not published and if the manuscript ever existed, it has been lost. See, Göran Schildt, The Decive Years, Rizzoli International Publishers, New York, 1986, p. 64.
12 Alvar Aalto, “Rationalism and Man”, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 91.
13 Adrian Stokes, The Image in Form: Selected Writings of Adrian Stokes, edited by Richard Wollheim, Harper & Row, New York, 1972.
14 John Dewey, Art as Experience, The Berkley Publishing Group, New York, 1980.
15 Ezra Pound, as quoted in J.P. McClatchky, “Introduction”, Poets on Painters, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1990, XI.
16. Gaston Bachelard, Water and Dreams, The Pegasus Foundation, Dallas, Texas, 1983, p.1.
17 .Alvar Aalto, presumably a manuscript for a book on the art of towns
that he was planning to write in the 1920s, published in Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 49.
18 Andrey Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema, The Bodley Head, London, 1986, p.110.
19 Alvar Aalto, lecture given at a meeting of the Society of South-Swedish Master Builders in Malmö, 1957, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 215.
20 For a full description of the Villa Mairea, see: Juhani
Pallasmaa (editor), Alvar Aalto: Villa Mairea 1938-39, VillaMairea Foundation and Alvar Aalto Foundation, Helsinki. 1998.
21 In addition to the influential books of Tetsuro Yosida and Bruno Taut,
published in the mid-1930s, the primary source for Aalto's Japanese
motifs was, undoubtedly, the Zui-Ki-Tei (the House of the Promising
Light) tea house built in the garden of the Ethnographic Museum in
Stockholm in 1935.
22 Aino and Alvar Aalto, “Villa Mairea”, project description, Arkkitehti, 1941.
23 One of the first critics to comment on Aalto's use of the ruin motif was George Baird in his book Alvar Aalto,
Thames and Hudson, London 1970, pp. 11-14.
24 Alvar Aalto, “Motifs From Past Ages”, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 33.
25 Juhani Pallasmaa, “On Atmosphere: Peripheral perception and Existential Experiences”, Juhani Pallasmaa: Encounters 2: architectural essays, Peter MacKeith, ed., Rakennustieto Publishing, Helsinki, 2012, pp. 237-251.
26 Alvar Aalto, interview for Finnish Television, July 1972 by Göran Schildt, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 274.
27 Demetri Porphyrios, Sources of Modern Eclecticism: studies on Alvar Aalto, Academy Editions, London, 1983.
28 For instance, David Michael Levin (editor), Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision, University of California
Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, 1993, and
Martin Jay, Downcast Eyes - The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought, University
29 Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as quoted in David Michael Levin, Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1993, 14.
30 .Alvar Aalto, ”Rationalism and Man”, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, p. 90.
31 .Gianni Vattimo, The End of Modernity, The John
Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1991.
32 See, Juhani Pallasmaa, “Hapticity and Time: Notes on Fragile Architecture”, Juhani Pallasmaa, Encounters 2, op.cit. pp. 319-333.
33 Alvar Aalto, “The Trout and The Stream”, Alvar Aalto in His Own Words, op.cit., p. 108.
34 The mirror-neurons were discovered at the University of Parma by the research group of Giaccomo Rizzolatti and Vittorio Gallese three decades ago.
35 Alvar Aalto, “Influence of Structure and Material on Contemporary Architecture”, Alvar Aalto In His Own Words, pp. 100-101.