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    • Milan Houses
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Orsina Simona Pierini      Alessandro Isastia     

      Milan Houses

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

      • Overview
      • About the author


      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.

      About the author

      Orsina Simona Pierini is an associate professor at Politecnito di Milano, where she teachers Architectural and Urban Composition. Her books include Passaggio in Iberia (Christian Marinotti, 2008) and Housing Primer (Maggioli, 2012, with Bruno Melotto).

      Alessandro Isastia teaches at Politecnico di Milano and has invested many years in Milan’s architecture.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 24 x 30
      Pages: 512
      ISBN: 9788820380915
      Price: € 74,90