This is a book in English on the Italian architects Mario Asnago (1896-1981) and Claudio Vender (1904-1986). Their city was mid-twentieth century Milan in transformation, and the extraordinary Milanese architectural scene of that time is revealed in their work and through the writings of their contemporaries. Cino Zucchi and Adam Caruso provide in-depth analyses of the conceptual and material qualities of the buildings, which are illustrated in survey drawings and photographs of a selection of Asnago Vender's urban projects. The book is the second in a series on The Limits of Modernism - a Forgotten Generation of European Architects.(Quelle: gta Verlag).
A guide to the Piedmontese capital which spans every period of the history of the city from Roman times onwards. This is a companion volume to the established guides already published on Milan Florence and Genova.
London, New York, Paris, Milan … The very mention of Milan by name evokes modern design, elegance and luxury. Milan is without a doubt the most influential city in the world in terms of design and it intends to stay that way. The Milanese’s unique flair for combining commerce with a respect for good design has made it a must-do show venue for premier fashion and product designers, as well as the site of the world’s most prestigious furniture fair. With the new millennium Milan has entered one of the most exciting periods of its urban development. Alongside interventions on a large scale, like the stunning new Milan Trade Fair by Massimiliano Fuksas and the Santa Giulia Apartments by Foster and Partners, Milan is also rediscovering its natural talent for interior design in a number of innovative projects. It is precisely this renewed energy that Design City Milan evokes by showcasing 40 of the most recent interior design projects: gems of understated elegance, such as the Hotel Bulgari by Antonio Citterio and the Prada shop in the Galleria; new concept, lifestyle stores like 10 Corso Como and 11 Store; contemporary dining spaces like Shu and Maru; truly luxurious relaxing zones like the spas designed for Culti and Ferré; cultural strongholds like the Bocconi University and the new headquarters of Abitare; revolutionary premises such as the Hotel Nhow and Gold, the new restaurant by Dolce & Gabbana; more intimate and private spaces, like the residences of Fabio Novembre and Mario Bellini...
This open access book presents theoretical and practical research relating to the vast, publicly financed program for the construction of new schools and the reorganization of existing educational buildings in Italy. This transformative process aims to give old buildings a fresh identity, to ensure that facilities are compliant with the new educational and teaching models, and to improve both energy efficiency and structural safety with respect to seismic activity. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which focuses on the social role of the school as a civic building that can serve the needs of the community. Innovations in both design and construction processes are then analyzed, paying special attention to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategy as a tool for the integration of different disciplines. The final section is devoted to the built heritage and tools, technologies, and approaches for the upgrading of existing buildings so that they meet the new regulations on building performance. The book will be of interest to all who wish to learn about the latest insights into the challenges posed by, and the opportunities afforded by, a comprehensive school building and renovation program.
Design, Industrial by Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
"During the last decade, the emergence of Italy as the dominant force in design has had a profound influence in Europe and the Americas. The phenomenon is important not only because of the high quality and diversity of the forms produced, but also because it has generated a lively debate on the sociocultural implications of product design, raising questions of vital concern to designers throughout the world. For many designers, the aesthetic quality of individual objects intended for private consumption have become irrelevant in the face of such pressing problems as poverty, urban decay, and the pollution of the environment now encountered in all industrialized countries. Consequently, they are increasingly shifting he focus of their attention from the well-designed object to man's total environment, seeing the designer's function as one that can mold patterns of behavior by creating new settings for freer, more adaptable lifestyles. Some, however, despairing of effecting social change through design, regard their task as essentially a political one. They therefore abstain from the physical designing of either objects or environments and channel their energies into the staging of events and the issuing of polemical statements. Their approach thus parallels that of many artists in other mediums who view their art in primarily conceptual terms. This publication, issued in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, is the first to deal comprehensively with these challenging developments. Over 150 objects of Italian design of the past ten years have been selected for the show and are all reproduced in color and black-and-white, as are the dozen environments by well-known Italian designers specially commissioned for the occasion, and the two awarded prizes in a concurrent competition for young designers under thirty-five sponsored by the Museum. Each environment is accompanied by a statement in which the individual or group responsible for the project clarifies his position regarding the present and future role of design. In addition to essays by Emilio Ambasz, Curator of Design at the Museum of Modern Art and director of the exhibition, the book contains contributions by a number of outstanding Italian critics and art historians. Together, these comprise the first historical survey of contemporary Italian design and a critical analysis of its intellectual and formal positions within the context of international design today." -- Publisher's description
The work of Italian architect, artist, planner, craftsman, designer, and visionary Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is pivotal in the history of twentieth-century artistic culture. This remarkable book offers an extensive selection of Ponti's projects - over 150 of them - accompanied by designs, sketches, plans, photographs, and Ponti's own copious writings. Following an initial classical period of activity, Ponti went on to champion the importance of the individual during the overwhelming surge of mass-production promoted by Modernism. Ponti's writings in Domus during his long tenure as editor, and his designs for ceramics manufacturer Richard-Ginori, Alfa Romeo, the furniture company Cassina, fixtures-maker American Standard, and many other manufacturers, all testify to his vision for a modern society in which good design was available to the common person, and life, art, and architecture were inseparable. Gio Ponti also presents Ponti's architecture, including the famous Montecatini Building in Milan (1936), the interior of the luxury liner Andrea Doria (1951), the Pirelli Tower (1956), the Museum of Modern Art in Denver (1972), and numerous other residential and office buildings, churches, retail spaces, villas, and universities that Ponti designed between the early 1920s and 1978.
Grey Room is a scholarly journal devoted to the theorization of modern and contemporary architecture, art, and media. Published quarterly, it is dedicated to the task of promoting and sustaining critical investigation into each of these fields separately and into their mutual interactions.
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.