The Viipuri Library was designed by Alvar Aalto from 1927 and passed through three stages of design development before completion in 1934. This winning project was a major coup for Aalto due to the large number of competitors involved in the competition for the site. The Viipuri Library also marked Aalto's transition from classicism to modernism and highlighted his leading role in the modern movement. This volume also includes an analysis by Sergei Krevchenko, the Russian architect in charge of restoration. Newly discovered archive material and a detailed memoir of 1935 Viipuri by architect Ole Hannson are also included.