Thursday 18 February 2016, 18:00 - 19:30
Presentation of the book by Carlo Melograni

Architetture nell’Italia della ricostruzione. Modernità versus modernizzazione 1945-1960

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – free admittance while places available

A reflection on the current state of architecture:
modernity versus modernization

The 15-year period of post-war reconstruction was marked among many other events by the rebirth of Italian architecture and planning which, while having prospered between the two wars, were further enhanced by new components and variations thanks to a more liberal dialogue with international developments.
This eye-witness account by Carlo Melograni presents that unique and probably unrepeatable combination of unprecedented architectural experiences in post-war Italy that produced fundamental models for social and industrial building, museum design and restoration.
The author brings to the fore certain figures he knew personally thanks to numerous opportunities for public debate, thus presenting us with a series of portraits from life of the principal architects of those years, from Franco Albini to Marco Zanuso.

Introduced by
Margherita Guccione Director MAXXI Architettura

Speaking, together with the author, his former students
Maria Argenti, Francesca Castelli, Carlo Antonio Fayer, Giovanni Fumagalli, Nicola Saraceno, Elena Tinacci