"The library was built in 1965 and has one of Aalto's most
successful late interiors with several changes of level and with
lighting designed to exploit the low northern sun."
(J.M. Richards. 800 Years of Finnish Architecture. Vancouver:
David and Charles, 1978. p.179)
The postcard features a crown-shaped church inspired by
Henry II Roman-German Emperor and built by Peter Koller,
Austrian-German architect and city-planner of the city of
"Las inquietudes intelectuales de Cuéllar, Serrano y Gómez
condujeron a una acelerada dinámica interna que convirtió a
la oficina en una vanguardia arquitectónica y técnica desde
finales de los años 1940"
"The Ca'Brütta, the Ugly House, is seen as a symbol of the
dividing line between eclecticism and the modern, for its
freedom in the use of plaster and simplification of the façade.
It was also the first example in Italy of the splitting of a city
block, creating a private road open to the public"
(Giovanni Tomaso Muoio)
"Erano sempre vedute nuove e in una luce diversa, eppur non
avevo percepito nessun movimento. Questo quadri sono stati
l'invenzione di papà" (Lidia Invernizzi)
If you came this way,
Taking any route, starting from anywhere,
At any time or at any season,
It would always be the same: you would have to put off
Sense and notion. You are not here to verify,
Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity
Or carry report. You are here to kneel
(T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding)