Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976

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From the description of Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 193697446

In 1961, noted American architectural patron, curator and critic Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr. commissioned noted Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and his wife, architect Elissa Aalto, to design a suite of meeting areas on the 12th floor of the Institute of International Education's headquarters in New York City. Construction began in 1963 and was completed by 1966. Still extant, the Kaufmann Conference Rooms are among only four works completed by Aalto in the United States.

From the description of Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269258979

In 1961, noted American architectural patron, curator and critic Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr. commissioned the respected Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and his wife, architect Elissa Aalto, to design a suite of meeting areas on the 12th floor of the Institute of International Education’s headquarters in New York City, across from the United Nations complex. Construction began in 1963 and was completed by 1966. The New York architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz coordinated the design and construction and Artek Oy Ab manufactured the furnishings. Still extant, the Kaufmann Conference Rooms are among only four works completed by Aalto in the United States.

From the guide to the Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966., (Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, )

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referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hammarstrom, Olav. Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom, 1982 Oct. 21-1983 Mar. 10. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-. Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom, 1982 Oct. 21-1983 Mar. 10. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966. Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Dept. of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn Cotti, Zita. Jyväskylän Musiikki- ja Taidekeskus Kansainvälinen Arkkitehtuurikilpailu : competition documents, 1997-1998. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart). Lawrence Anderson interviews, 1992 Jan. 30 - Mar. 30 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Walter Gropius papers in the Bauhaus-Archiv, ca. 1919-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-. Olav Hammarstrom interviews, 1982 Oct. 21 - 1983 Mar. 10. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-. Oral history interview with Pietro Belluschi, 1983 Aug. 22-Sept. 4. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Harrison, Wallace K. (Wallace Kirkman), 1895-. Wallace K. Harrison architectural drawings and papers, 1913-1986 (bulk 1930-1980). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994. Pietro Belluschi interviews, 1983 Aug. 22 - Sept. 4. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. Alvar Aalto : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, Series I: Pending correspondence, 1949-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. [Alvar Aalto : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Alvar Aalto, between humanism and materialism. 1998 : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Baldwin Kingrey (Firm). Baldwin Kingrey collection, 1939-2004 1947-1957. Aurora University, Phillips Library
creatorOf Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter Gropius papers, 1925-1969 (inclusive), 1937-1969 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Proskauer, Henry G., 1915-. Research files on architecture, ca. 1940-1970. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-. Pietro Belluschi interviews, 1983 Aug. 22 - Sept. 4 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart). Oral history interview with Lawrence Anderson 1992 Jan. 30-Mar. 30. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Alvar Aalto, furniture and glass. 1984: Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aalto, Elissa. person
associatedWith Aalto, Elissa. person
associatedWith Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart) person
associatedWith Artek Oy Ab. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin Kingrey (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Belluschi, Pietro, 1899- person
associatedWith Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. person
associatedWith Fitch, James Marston. person
associatedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. person
associatedWith Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906- person
associatedWith Harrison & Abramovitz. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison and Abramovitz. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, Wallace K. (Wallace Kirkman), 1895- person
associatedWith Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Imogen Cunningham person
associatedWith Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-1989. person
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Proskauer, Henry G., 1915- person
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United States
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Art, Finnish
Architecture--United States--New York (State)--New York--Designs and plans
Architecture--United States--Designs and plans
Art--Finnish--Reproductions
Architecture--Designs and plans
Interior decoration--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1898-02-03

Death 1976-05-11

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