Aldo Rossi

Drawings and Paintings

Author: Morris Adjmi,Aldo Rossi,Giovanni Bertolotto,Carter Ratcliff,Stefanie Lew

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271495

Category: Art

Page: 215

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Aldo Rossi is admired as much for his artistic ability as for his architectural design skill. His drawings, paintings, and renderings have been exhibited in museums and galleries from New York to Moscow, and formed the basis of a 1991 retrospective at the Pompidou Center in Paris.This elegant book collects over 200 color reproductions and 200 black and white reproductions of his drawings and paintings together in a companion volume to . An introduction by the editors explores the themes common to Rossi's architectural and drawn oeuvre, and an essay by critic and art historian Carter Ratcliff situates Rossi's graphic work in the context of contemporary art.Together the text and plates offer an insight into the creative mind of one of the most important architects in practice today.
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The Art of Architectural Drawing

Imagination and Technique

Author: Thomas Wells Schaller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471284659

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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I find it highly engaging and very readable. Tom Schaller has amassed a wealth of material and references to engage the reader with aspects from history, perception and psychology, fine arts painting, architectural illustration, and on and on. This is a very inspirational work...its a winner! --Harold Linton. Assistant Dean, College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University If erudition, originality, energy and output could be claimed to constitute heat, then Tom Schaller is the hottest perspectivist of the nineties. --Paul Stevenson Oles. FAIA
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Aldo Rossi, the Sketchbooks 1990-1997

Author: Aldo Rossi,Paolo Portoghesi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500510209

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Presents a collection of the architect's drawings, which were done between 1990 and his death in 1997.
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Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture

A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson,Donald Langmead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136640630

Category: Reference

Page: 450

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Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in 20th-century modernist architecture including Wright, Eisenman, Mies van der Rohe and Kahn. It describes the milieu in which they practiced their art and directs readers to information on the life and creative activities of these founding architects and their disciples. The profiles of individual architects include critical analysis of their major buildings and projects. Each profile is completed by a comprehensive bibliography.
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The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-century Architecture

Author: Jean La Marche

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252027857

Category: Architecture

Page: 145

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This ambitious study uses the concept of the familiar and the avant-garde practice of defamiliarization to reexamine some of the most important buildings of the twentieth century. In approaching the history of twentieth-century Western architecture from the perspective of the architectural subject -- the person architects imagine experiencing their work -- Jean La Marche reveals new insights into the ways humans are imagined in relation to architecture.The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architectureexamines the work -- written and built -- of four seminal twentieth-century architects and firms: Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, and the partnership of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. In separate chapters devoted to analyzing the early writings and architecture of each architect or firm, La Marche uncovers assumptions that each makes about the ways they expect their works to be experienced. Matching the texts the architects wrote with the buildings they were designing contemporaneously, he focuses on the language employed in discussing the subject to reveal the author-architects' distinct voices and points of view. La Marche engages these four analyses to expound on some of the more pressing issues of late twentieth-century architectural theory. In addressing how the meaning of the familiar and the unfamiliar are altered when we imagine the influence architecture can have on its subjects, La Marche provides a fresh framework for delineating the politics and ethics of the discipline.
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Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture

Author: Diane Ghirardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300234937

Category:

Page: 280

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An essential new look at the Italian architect, writer, and designer whose work paved the way for the postmodern movement This crucial reassessment of Aldo Rossi's (1931-1997) architecture simultaneously examines his writings, drawings, and product design, including the coffeepots and clocks he designed for the Italian firm Alessi. The first Italian to receive the Pritzker Prize, Rossi rejected modernism, seeking instead a form of architecture that could transcend the aesthetic legacy of Fascism in postwar Italy. Rossi was a visionary who did not allow contemporary trends to dominate his thinking. His baroque sensibility and poetic approach, found both in his buildings and in important texts like The Architecture of the City, inspired the critic Ada Louise Huxtable to describe him as "a poet who happens to be an architect." Diane Ghirardo explores different categories of structures--monuments, public buildings, cultural institutions, theaters, and cemeteries--drawing significantly on previously unpublished archival materials and always keeping Rossi's own texts in the forefront. By delving into the relationships among Rossi's multifaceted life, his rich body of work, and his own reflections, this book provides a critical new understanding of Rossi's buildings and the place of architecture in postwar Italy.
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