Architecture

The Urban Fact: A Reference book on Aldo Rossi

The great Italian architect, designer, theorist and printmaker Aldo Rossi (1931-97) galvanized the postmodernist architectural movement in the middle of the 20th century with his unique synthesis of influences such as Adolf Loos, Giorgio de Chirico and Soviet architecture. From his publication Architecture of the City (1966) to his 1976 exhibition Analogous City, Rossi spent a decade developing a theory of urban design that focused on the "collective memory" of a city as an essential element of its urban planning and gave consideration to how buildings and urban areas age over time.
Here, Rossi's theory is applied to his own works from that period, both built and unbuilt, in a careful selection of 23 projects that express this memory-based paradigm of civic existence and construction. Aldo Rossi: The Urban Fact thus unifies Rossi's theory and practice, demonstrating the visionary dimension driving his singular brand of postmodernism.

Aldo Rossi,born 1931 in Milan, died 1997 in Milan, was an architect and designer who rose to international prominence in the ninety-seventies. In 1959 he opened an architectural office in Milan. During the early 1960s he began his lifelong career as a teacher at various institutions, including Polytechnic of Milan, the IUAV in Venice and ETH in Zurich. Rossi lived and worked in Milan.

Walther & Franz König, 2021
English
Hardcover, 240 pages
220mm x 300mm

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