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FINNISH SOCIETY AND CULTURE
An Introductory Course for Foreign Students. Spring 2011
Short lecture series
A-27.1510 HISTORY OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE
1-3 credits

Aalto University
Department of Architecture
Course leader: Netta Böök, architect (M.Sc.)

PlaceMuseum of Finnish Architecture (MFA), Puistokatu 4 & Kasarmikatu 24 (April 2nd)

time & place

Monday 26th of March 16.15-18.00 (MFA)
Lecture: Main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture.
Vernacular building. Periods and monuments up to 1809
Place: Puistokatu 4

Wednesday 28th of March 16.15-18.00 (MFA)
Lecture: The Finnish wooden town. Finnish 19th century architecture.
Helsinki from the 17th to 20th century
Place: Puistokatu 4

Friday 30th of March 14.00-16.00
Walking tour in the historical centre of Helsinki: The Senate Square and some Neo-Classical and Neo-Renaissance interiors around it
Meeting place: Senate Square, at the statue of Alexander II.

Monday 2nd of April 16.15-18.00 (MFA)
Lecture: Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940´s.
National Romanticism, the Classicism of the 1920´s, Finnish Functionalism
Place: Kasarmikatu 24

Wednesday 4th of April 16.15-18.00 (MFA)
Lecture: Finnish architecture after World War II. The Golden Age of the
1950´s, the Boom of the 1960´s; tendencies by the turn of the Century
Place: Puistokatu 4

Thursday 5th of April, appr. 12.30–16.00
Excursion: Alvar Aalto´s works in Helsinki
Meeting place: Academic Book Store, Pohjoisesplanadi 39


Literature:
Finnish Wooden Church, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 1989.
Vilhelm Helander, Architecture, pp. 35-62 in Päivi Molarius (ed.), From Folklore to Applied Arts, Aspects of Finnish Culture. Lahti 1993
Teppo Korhonen, Finnish Folk Culture
Riitta Nikula, Architecture and Landscape: The Building of Finland, Helsinki 1993
Riitta Nikula, Wood, Stone and Steel. Contours of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 2005. 

ALL STUDENTS AND ENTHUSIASTS OF ARCHITECTURE ARE WELCOME!

Organisers
Aalto University / Department of Architecture
Museum of Finnish Architecture

Lecture Series: History of Finnish Architecture

happens
from 26/03/2012
to 05/04/2012

where
MFA
Museum of Finnish Architecture
Kasarmikatu 24
00130 Helsinki
Tue, Thu, Fri 10h–16h. Wed 10h–20h. Sat-Sun 11h–16h.
+358 0 985675100
e-mail

source
Museum of Finnish Architecture
Helsinki Finland

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