Luigi Moretti: Works and Writings

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Princeton Architectural Press, 2002 - Architecture - 231 pages
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DESCRIPTION: Luigi Moretti is the first English-language monograph on the Italian architect (1907-1973) whose monumental works include the urban plan of the Foro Italico, the Piazza Imperiale, and Palazzo Civilta Italiana, all in Rome, and his renowned entry for the E.U.R. competition of 1937. His post-World War II works include Casa Girasole in Rome, the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., and, with Pier Luigi Nervi, the Stock Exchange Tower in Montreal. In addition to his buildings, Moretti created an important body of theoretical works, published primarily in the journal Spazio, which he cofounded in 1950. Much adored by architects, Moretti's works have been largely overlooked by architectural historians. This beautifully illustrated book containing essays, projects, and an anthology of Moretti's own writings will introduce this important architect to the English-speaking world.
 

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This translation is the first English-language book about Luigi Moretti (1907-73), a brilliant and controversial Italian architect and urbanist. Moretti began his career as a Fascist prodigy ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
7
Section 3
10
Section 4
14
Section 5
16
Section 6
17
Section 7
20
Section 8
24
Section 10
71
Section 11
140
Section 12
142
Section 13
150
Section 14
212
Section 15
216
Section 16
221
Copyright

Section 9
27

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Page 221 - Accasto, G., V Fraticelli, and R. Nicolini. L'architettura di Roma capitale 1870-1970. Rome: Golem, 460-61, 467, 472. 1972 Bovi, A. "Sulle rive del Potomac.

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About the author (2002)

Federico Bucci teaches the history of contemporary architecture in the Department of Planning at the Politecnico in Milan.

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