Gio Ponti / La casa all'italiana

series: Architecture Documents

ISBN: 978884352449

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Data sheet

  • Author Fulvio Irace
  • Issue 1988
  • Language bilingue ita-eng
  • Pages 204
  • Editor Mondadori Electa

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Character controversial and often misunderstood, Gio Ponti has interpreted symbolically the Italian architectural culture for more than forty years, but until the publication of this book, his work has never been subject to a thorough and accurate research. also using new materials, Fulvio Irace has made here the first attempt to catalog a wide and varied production. With his work as a designer and animator of magazines such as "Domus" and "Style" and conducting important Triennial, Gio Ponti has played a prominent role in the capture trends and expectations of the educated bourgeoisie and chased for the entire his long career, the dream of creating homes that combine the relationship between past and present in a pacified and rooted idea of living: the "Italian home". Among his works, the "typical case" in Milan, Planchart villa in Caracas and especially the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan, the current seat of the Lombardy Region. More information in the Appendices.

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