Giuseppe Terragni, Casa del Fascio, Como, 1932-1936. Photo © Dennis Marsico
Thursday 16 February 2023 ore 18:00 - 19:00

lecture + talkGiuseppe TerragniA critical biography

Carlo Scarpa hall
free admission subject to availability
event in Italian

Antonino Saggio’s critical biography analyses the cultural formation, political commitment and the last tragic years of the great 20th-century architect’s life.

Giuseppe Terragni was one of the first to incorporate Cubist derivation’s dynamic tension and the profound revolution of transparency. He grasped the aesthetic meaning of less is more and admired Le Corbusier, Mies, Gropius, and Mendelsohn. He fought as a man of culture and builder for a new aesthetic and a functional study of installations. He experimented with the technical and expressive outcomes of reinforced concrete.

Marco Maria Sambo OAR Secretary, AR Magazine Director

Antonino Saggio Professor of Composition at Sapienza University of Rome, author of the book

followed by a talk with
Franco Purini Professor emeritus Sapienza University of Rome
Luca Ribichini President of the Cultural Commission Casa dell’Architettura OAR

introduction and moderation
Margherita Guccione GRANDE MAXXI Scientific Director

In collaboration with Lettera Ventidue.

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