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Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Milan, Italy
born 1913, Milan

The Italian designer and architect Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is the second of the three Castiglioni brothers. Like his brothers, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic, taking his degree in 1937. In 1938 Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and his elder brother, Livio, founded a..

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Livio Castiglioni

Milan, Italy
born 1911, Milan

Livio Castiglioni was the eldest of three brothers, studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic until 1936. In 1938 Livio Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo opened a practice on the Piazza Castello in Milan. Since architects were receiving very few commissions at that time, the Castiglioni..

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Edoardo Persico

Milan, Italy
born 1900, Naple

Edoardo Persico was an Italian art critic, designer and essayist. Persico was born in Naples. In 1923 his philosophical tale "The city and the people of today" was published by the Quattrini of Florence.

A friend of Piero Gobetti, who contributed to the magazines The Liberal Revolution and..

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Ignazio Gardella


born 1905, Milan

Born into a family of architects, he graduated in engineering from the Politecnico di Milano university in 1928 (while he received his degree in architecture from the IUAV in 1949). His long professional activity, which began before his graduation at the end of the 1920s with his father Arnaldo..

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Giovanni Michelucci

Pistoia, Florence, Italy
born 1891, Pistoia

Giovanni Michelucci was an Italian architect, urban planner and designer. He was born in Pistoia lived almost hundred years, he died two days before his hundredth birthday at his studio-home in Fiesole in Florence's hills. He had the good fortune to live a long life almost entirely within the..

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Giuseppe SamonĂ 

Rome, Italy
born 1898, Palermo

Giuseppe SamonĂ  was one of the most influent Italian architect and urbanist of the 20th century. He studied at Palermo University where he graduated on 1922. He became a teacher on 1927 at Messina University and between 1931-1936 at Federico II in Naples. One of his remarkable works was the..

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This building is included in the Urbe city planning for Rome, a 30s plan where services had been decentralized from the city center. Ridolfi designed a double curve edifice coated with local Travertino stone. The architecture received positive critics till became iconic among the Italian..

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Piero Portaluppi

Milan, Italy
born 1888, Milan

Pietro (called Piero) Portaluppi was born in Milan, son of the engineer Luisa Gadda e Oreste. He graduated in 1905 from the Istituto Tecnico Carlo Cattaneo and registered at the Politecnico, studying with Enrico Agostino Griffini and Carlo Calzecchi. During this time, he worked as a caricaturist..

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The Palazzo dell'Arengario is a Fascist-era complex of two symmetrical buildings in Piazza del Duomo, the central piazza of Milan, Italy. It was completed in the 1950s and currently houses the Museo del Novecento, a museum dedicated to 20th-century art. The word "arengario" refers to its original..

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