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Giuseppe Terragni

 (1904–43) Italian architect who has been most closely associated with the movement of Italian Rationalism. In fact, other than Antonio Sant’Elia, he is the most celebrated ...

Terragni, Giuseppe

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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..., Giuseppe ( 1904–43 ) An architect and designer , Terragni studied at the Technical School in Como and Milan Polytechnic. In 1926 he was a founder member of the Milan‐based Gruppo Sette (Group 7) which embraced the ideals of Modernism . The Italian variant of this international movement was known as Rationalism and put forward its aims in a series of articles published in La rassegna italiana between December 1927 and May 1927 , the year in which Terragni opened his architectural practice. His work was shown at the Deutscher Werkbund ’s...

Terragni, Giuseppe

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Brian L. McLaren

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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...World War II, the interest in his work continued after the war and he was the first Italian architect whose work from the 1930s was given substantial critical attention. Casa del Fascio, Piazza del Popolo, Como, Italy (Giuseppe Terragni, 1936) RIBA Library Photographs Collection Brian L. McLaren Ciucci, G. (ed.), Giuseppe Terragni: Opera Completa ...

Terragni, Giuseppe

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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..., Giuseppe ( 1904–43 ) Italian architect , primarily associated with Rationalism , Gruppo 7 , and MIAR , inspired partly by Futurism , he was active in CIAM . His first important building (one of the earliest manifestations of International Modernism in Italy) was the Novocomum Apartment Block, Como (1927–8), but his Casa del Fascio , Como (1932–6) is regarded as his finest work: with its open grid-like elevation leading to a glass-roofed atrium surrounded by four storeys of galleries and offices, it demonstrated Fascist patronage of ...

Giuseppe Terragni

Giuseppe Terragni  

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 (1904–43) Italian architect who has been most closely associated with the movement of Italian Rationalism.In fact, other than Antonio Sant’Elia, he is the most celebrated Italian architect to appear ...
Gruppo

Gruppo  

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Association of seven Italian architects (Ubaldo Castagnoli (soon replaced by A. Libera), L. Figini, Guido Frette (1901– ), Sebastiano Larco (1901– ), G. Pollini, Carlo Enrico Rava (1903–85), and G. ...
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Nikos Valsamàkis  

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(1925– ).Greek architect. His early apartment-blocks (e.g. at Semitelou 5, Athens (1951) ) were influenced by the work of Terragni in Italy. The office building, Ermou and Plateia Kapnikareas 9, ...
Hiromi Fujii

Hiromi Fujii  

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(1935– ).Japanese architect, influenced by Constructivism and architects such as Terragni. His works include the Miyajima house, Shinjuku, Tokyo (1973), the Ushimadu Arts Centre, Okayama (1985), and ...
Italy, 1900–43

Italy, 1900–43  

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Stile Liberty and Futurism The first major tendency in twentieth-century Italian architecture, Stile Liberty, was a product of the interaction of Art Nouveau design with regional decorative ...
Luigi Figini

Luigi Figini  

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(1903–84).Italian architect. He formed a partnership with Gino Pollini (1903–91) in 1929, and, with Terragni and others, founded Gruppo 7 in 1926. He was a leading figure in Italian Rationalism. From ...
Eugenio Montuori

Eugenio Montuori  

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(1907–82).Italian architect best known for the Stazione Termini, Rome (from 1947). With other Italian architects associated with Terragni, he won the competition to design the new town of Sabaudia, ...
Rob(ert) Krier

Rob(ert) Krier  

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(1938– ).Luxembourg-born Austrian architect, the brother of Léon Krier, with whom he has shared an interest in giving the contemporary city qualities enjoyed prior to industrialization. Influenced by ...
revetment

revetment  

1 In masonry, a thin facing to hide the surface or construction behind, such as the marble cladding of Terragni's Casa del Fascio, Como (1932–6).2 Retaining-wall.
New York Five

New York Five  

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Known as the ‘Whites’ because of their predominantly white buildings (notably those of Meier), they were a loose grouping of American architects (the others were Eisenman, Graves, Gwathmey, and ...
Zanotta

Zanotta  

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(established 1954)One of the leading furniture manufacturers in Italy since the Second World War, Aurelio Zanotta's company began to establish a reputation for modern design in the late 1950s. By the ...
Marcello Piacentini

Marcello Piacentini  

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 (1881–1960) Italian architect, urban planner, and critic who became the most powerful figure in Italian architectural culture during the Fascist period (1922–43).In 1921 he founded Architettura e ...
Peter D. Eisenman

Peter D. Eisenman  

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(1932– ).American architect. He founded the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, NYC (1967), co-edited the architectural journal Oppositions (1973–82), and was associated with the New York ...
International Modern

International Modern  

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orC20 architectural style which began just before the 1914–18 war. The term appears to have been coined by Alfred H. Barr (1902–81— Director of MoMA), later publicized by H. -R. Hitchcock and Philip ...
Rationalism

Rationalism  

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Term employed to mean different things at different times by various groups in the history of C20 architecture, but mostly applied to mean the architectural principles behind the International Modern ...
Pier Luigi Nervi

Pier Luigi Nervi  

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(1891–1949)Italian engineer and architect. A pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete, Nervi combined the roles of architect, engineer, entrepreneur, and academic to an unusual extent. His many ...
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travertine  

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Ochre-, amber-, or cream-coloured textured limestone (also called a marble), pitted with irregular holes, and with random dark graining, found in the Tiber Valley near Rome, and used since Antiquity ...

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