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Aldo Rossi - The Life and Works of an Architect

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Aldo Rossi - The Life and Works of an Architect

Italian architect and theoretician who advocated the use of a limited range of building types and concern for the context in which a building is constructed. This postmodern approach, known as neorationalism, represents a reinvigoration of austere classicism. In addition to his built work, he is known for his writings, numerous drawings and paintings, and designs for furniture and other objects. The cumulative power of his achievements was recognized in 1990 with the award of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. As his career progressed his palette of materials expanded from the minimal stucco and bluepainted metal of his early work to a variety of masonry and metal textures. In both theoretical and built work, Rossi consistently rejected avant-garde experimentalism in favor of collective expression drawn from classical/vernacular sources. However, his architecture invokes, not a sentimental reconstruction of the past, but a continual obsessive re-assemblage of a few small elements, the estranged enigmatic fragments of a lost order.

Good condition, small creasing to rear left-hand corner.

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Author(s):
Ed.: Ferlenga, Alberto
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3829058543
ISBN-13:
9783829058544
Number of pages:
457
Publisher:
konemann

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Aldo Rossi - The Life and Works of an Architect

Italian architect and theoretician who advocated the use of a limited range of building types and concern for the context in which a building is constructed. This postmodern approach, known as neorationalism, represents a reinvigoration of austere classicism. In addition to his built work, he is known for his writings, numerous drawings and paintings, and designs for furniture and other objects. The cumulative power of his achievements was recognized in 1990 with the award of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. As his career progressed his palette of materials expanded from the minimal stucco and bluepainted metal of his early work to a variety of masonry and metal textures. In both theoretical and built work, Rossi consistently rejected avant-garde experimentalism in favor of collective expression drawn from classical/vernacular sources. However, his architecture invokes, not a sentimental reconstruction of the past, but a continual obsessive re-assemblage of a few small elements, the estranged enigmatic fragments of a lost order.

Good condition, small creasing to rear left-hand corner.

Author(s):
Ed.: Ferlenga, Alberto
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3829058543
ISBN-13:
9783829058544
Number of pages:
457
Publisher:
konemann

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