Italomodern 1

Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976

An extensive and richly illustrated survey of Northern Italy's modernist architecture.


Title Information

Martin and Werner Feiersinger

1st edition

, 2016


352 pages, 227 color and 112 b/w illustrations

16.5 x 22 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-028-2


Vienna-based architect Martin Feiersinger and his brother, artist and photographer Werner Feiersinger, have traveled extensively across Northern Italy in order to document the region’s modern architecture after World War II. Italomodern 1 and 2 are the result of their travels, the most authoritative survey of Northern Italy’s architecture between 1946 and 1976. In their study, they have focused exclusively on distinctive buildings rather than entire urban structures, and they have selected the included projects as exemplary representations of neorealism, rationalism, brutalism, and organic styles.

Italomodern 1 features 84 buildings and Italomodern 2 contains an additional 132 buildings. All of them are represented with photographs, a concise text, the exact address, and selected floor plans, sections, or elevations. The images present a subjective point of view, showing each building in its present state. An appendix provides rich information on the architects and other selected buildings and further reading for each firm. The books offer a glimpse into an era when society’s aspirations found expression in the built environment. Each volume is self-contained and also makes an insightful and useful guide for architecture lovers and travelers.


Also available: Italomodern 2


Deutsche Ausgabe:

Italomodern 1

Italomodern 2

Authors & Editors

Martin Feiersinger

, born 1961,  is an architect running his own studio in Vienna. He has realized numerous projects in Austria and won several international awards.

Werner Feiersinger

, born 1966, is an Austrian sculptor and photographer living and working in Vienna. He did his artistic education at University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He has lectured at Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon in 1999 and, as a visiting professor, at University of Applied Arts in Vienna 2006–08.

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1948–60. Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Livio & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. School, Vimercate © Werner Feiersinger

1949–56. Luigi Moretti. Mixed-use building, Milan © Werner Feiersinger

1950–57. Marcello D’Olivo. Villaggio del Fanciullo, Trieste © Werner Feiersinger

1955–57. Luigi Caccia Dominioni. Apartment building, Milan © Werner Feiersinger

1957–60. Vittoriano Viganò. Holiday home, Portese © Werner Feiersinger

1960–63. Luigi Caccia Dominioni. Convento di San Antonio Frati Minori, Milan © Werner Feiersinger

1961–62. Vittorio Giorgini. Holiday home, Baratti © Werner Feiersinger

1964–69. Giò Ponti, Nanda Vigo. Casa sotto una foglia, Malo © Werner Feiersinger

1965–66. Gino Valle. Casa rossa, Udine © Werner Feiersinger

1967–69. Iginio Cappai, Pietro Mainardis. Casa gialla, Mira © Werner Feiersinger

1967–75. Iginio Cappai, Pietro Mainardis. Olivetti Hotel, Ivrea © Werner Feiersinger


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