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    • Roberto Aloi   

      New Architecture in Milan

      Milan from the Reconstruction to the economic Boom (1945-1958) in a Period Classic

      The book provides a stunning snapshot of Milan at the time of the economic boom, when new architecture was changing the city’s landscape. Sixty years later, the book has become a veritable historical document; here, it is enriched with descriptions and photographs documenting each building’s current state.

      After the bombings of the war, Milan was reborn and flourished quickly. In this book first published in 1958, Roberto Aloi documents the building fervour that saw skyscrapers, office buildings, apartment blocks, schools, hospitals, libraries, museums, churches and theatres sprout across the city. Each of the 70 entries is an out-and-out identikit of the building, featuring photographs, details, drawings and plans.

      In this edition – edited by Marco Strina, graphic designer and a scholar of Milanese architecture, and Marco Biraghi, a lecturer in History of Architecture at Milan’s Polytechnic – each building features a historical-critical fact sheet written by experts in order to provide the building’s critical and narrative framework. Existing buildings also feature recent photography by Stefano Topuntoli.

    • Roberto Dini    Luca Gibello    Stefano Girodo   

      Refuges and Camps

      Architecture, History, Landscape

      The book presents a selection the most outstanding and emblematic refuges and camps in the Alps. The structures examined in the book are of remarkable historical, mountaineering, architectural, technological, social and visual worth. Indeed, in addition to their primary purpose as safe havens for mountain-goers, these structures are an important heritage that deserves to be included among the architectural and landscape masterpieces of the 20th century.

      The book has won the Prize “Leggimontagna” 2018.

    • Orsina Simona Pierini    Alessandro Isastia   

      Milan Houses

      1923-1973. Fifty Years of residential Architecture in Milan. English Translation by Steve Piccolo

      There is mounting interest in the golden years of Milanese architecture – an age that spanned all the way from Giovanni Muzio’s early Ca’ Brutta experiments to the Modern Seventies.

      Milan Houses is the product of years of research by the authors and a Politecnico di Milano team led by them. Every building featured in the book comes with one or more pictures by Stefano Topuntoli or from archive material.

      With a foreword by Cino Zucchi – a renowned architect and scholar of Milanese architecture – the book includes two critical essays by the authors that place Milan’s golden age in the broader context of 20th-century architecture. A map is included with all the buildings’ locations.

      Rounding out the volume is a vast bibliography edited by Maurizio Grandi.

      The English translations of the texts can be found in the appendix.