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Italy Now? Country Positions in Architecture Alberto Alessi

Italy Now? Country Positions in Architecture

Alberto Alessi

Published February 8th 2007
ISBN : 9780978506100
Hardcover
148 pages
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 About the Book 

Does Italian architecture exist? What characterizes it? What values and objectives do you refer to when designing your architecture and why? These are the questions recently put to twenty cutting-edge architectural firms working in Italy today. The answers come together in Italy Now? Country Positions in Architecture, which presents the architectsa (TM) written responses in parallel with their design work. Edited by Alberto Alessi, the book also contains critical essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli and Gabriele Mastrigli. Noted Italian photographers Gabriele Basilico, Francesco Jodice, Armin Linke, and Alberto Muciaccia have contributed their visions of Italya the land and people as well as the architecturea to deepen the context of this book. Based on an exhibit held at Cornell University as well as on two related conferences, one in Ithaca and the other in New York City, Italy Now? offers an intriguing look at contemporary Italian architecturea its physical expression and the thinking behind it.