The Italian Debate 1940s-1950s. An Anthology
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Franco Albini, Giulio Carlo Argan, Angelo Lorenzi, Giuseppe Mazzariol, Luigi Moretti, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Giuseppe Samonà, Luigi Spinelli, Ana Tostoes
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pp. 240,   figg. 50,     1a edizione  2018   (Codice editore 70.4)

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In breve
The book unfolds the lessons of four masters of Italian Modern Architecture – Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Moretti and Ernesto Nathan Rogers – through their own words or those of preeminent scholars who have investigated their theoretical and professional work, with the aim to offer an insight on their key role in the development of the 1940s and 1950s architecture culture as well as to promote the ideas and visions which fostered contemporary architectural design.
Presentazione del volume

Along the evolution of the peculiar identity of Italian architecture, the postwar period represents a milestone for the development of innovative design practices. The challenges generated by the Reconstruction triggered paradigmatic experimentations which have become seminal references for the next generations of architects.
The book unfolds the lessons of four masters of Italian Modern Architecture - Franco Albini (1905-77), Ignazio Gardella (1905-99), Luigi Moretti (1906-73) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-69) - through their own words and those of pre-eminent scholars who have investigated their theoretical and professional work.
Chapters are complemented by introductory essays by Federico Bucci, Angelo Lorenzi, Luigi Spinelli and Ana Tostões, and photographic reports by Marco Introini.

Federico Bucci is Professor in History of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, where he also serves as Rector's Delegate for Cultural Policies and Vice-Rector of the Mantova Campus.

Marco Introini is an architectural photographer, and Professor in Architecture Photography and Representation at Politecnico di Milano.

Angelo Lorenzi is Professor in Architectural and Urban Design in the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Luigi Spinelli is Professor in Architectural Design in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano, where he serves as a member of the Doctoral Committee of the PhD School in Architectural, Urban and Interior Design.

Ana Tostões is Chair of DOCOMOMO International and Professor at Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she teaches Theory of Architecture and Critical History, and is in charge of the Architectural PhD programme.

Indice
Ana Tostões, "Il Mestiere dell'Architetto": The Sense of History and the Creation of the Contemporary Life
Parte I. Franco Albini
Federico Bucci, Franco Albini. The "Art of Offering" Objects in Space
Franco Albini,
My Experiences as an Architect in Exhibitions in Italy and Abroad
Franco Albini,
The Architecture of Museums in Modern Townplanning
Giuseppe Samonà,
Franco Albini and the Architectural Culture in Italy
Parte II. Ignazio Gardella
Angelo Lorenzi, Ignazio Gardella. The Quest for Elegance
Giulio Carlo Argan,
Ignazio Gardella: An Introduction
Giuseppe Mazzariol,
The Humanism of Gardella
Parte III. Luigi Moretti
Luigi Spinelli, Luigi Moretti. Towards an International Language
Luigi Moretti,
Eclectism and Unity of Language
Luigi Moretti,
Discontinuity of Space in Caravaggio
Luigi Moretti,
The Values of Profiles
Luigi Moretti,
Structures and Sequences of Spaces
Parte IV. Ernesto Nathan Rogers
Federico Bucci, Ernesto Nathan Rogers. The "Architect's Drama"
Ernesto Nathan Rogers,
The Tradition of Modern Architecture in Italy
Ernesto Nathan Rogers,
Our Responsabilities Towards Tradition
Ernesto Nathan Rogers,
Tradition and Modern Design.