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Postmodernism, Neo-Rationalism

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October 27th 1935, Milan, Italy

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Milan, Italy

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Carlo Aymonino
Aldo Rossi
Heinrich Tessenow
Adolf Loos
Ludwig Hilberseimer

Giorgio Grassi Change this

Change thisMilan, Italy
born 1935, Milan
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Giorgio Grassi is part of the so-called Italian rationalist school, also known as La Tendenza, associated most famously with Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi that emerged in Italy in the 1960s.

Much influenced by Ludwig Hilberseimer, Heinrich Tessenow and Adolf Loos, Grassi's architecture is the most severely rational of the group: his extremely formal work is predicated on absolute simplicity, clarity, and honesty without ingratiation, rhetoric, or spectacular shape-making; it refers to historical archetypes of form and space and has a strong concern with the making of urban space. For these reasons, Grassi is a non-conformist and a critic of conventional mainstream architecture.

Since 1977, is a professor at Politecnico in Milan and he is an honorary member of Bund Deutscher Architekten and the Internationale Bauakademie of Berlin.


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