Alvar Aalto was one of Finland's first Modernists. His unique architectural style is characterized by asymmetry, curved lines, and contrasting natural materials. His early works were flavored with a "heroic functionalism" that was based around the idea that a structure's use should determine its form
Even architecture is not immune to the compelling momentum created by our information-age society. This postindustrial mood is expressed in the designs of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
Koolhaas has always had different ways of engaging the modern than his colleagues -- most of whom (he feels) att
Iannis Xenakis was a highly original Greek composer, known for using mathematic principles in his compositions. Born in Romania, Xenakis was part of the Greek Resistance during World War II, then later moved to France, where he worked as an architect with Le Corbusier and studied composition with Oli
Richard Meier's favorite color is white -- the pristine noncolor, or the distillation of all color. He has used white consistently in his pure, geometric sculptures that take in light and bend it or deflect it to create form and space. Adhering to the purist values of Le Corbusier, Meier creates buil