Italomodern 2

Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976

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


Title Information

Martin and Werner Feiersigner

1st edition

, 2016


552 pages, 360 color and 165 b/w illustrations

16.5 x 22 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-029-9


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 1


Deutsche Ausgaben:

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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1956–62. Lando Bartoli, Lisindo Baldassini, Pier Luigi Nervi. Campanile, Chiesa del Sacro Cuore, Florence © Werner Feiersinger

1960–62. Angelo di Castro. Synagogue, Livorno © Werner Feiersinger

1961–66. Paolo Portoghesi, Eugenio Abruzzini. Colonia Enpas, Cesenatico © Werner Feiersinger

1963–66. Sergio Jaretti, Elio Luzi. Casa Luzi, Turin © Werner Feiersinger

1963–68. Sergio Jaretti. Elio Luzi. Torri Pitagora, Turin © Werner Feiersinger

1963–68. Sergio Jaretti. Elio Luzi. Torri Pitagora, Turin © Werner Feiersinger

1964–65. Giuseppe Pizzigoni. Casa Nani, Parre © Werner Feiersinger

1966–67. Mario Cereghini. Bruno Ferrario bivouac, Lecco © Werner Feiersinger

1968–73. Benvenuto Villa, Mariarosa Zibretti Ribaldone. San Paolo Apostolo, Gallarate © Werner Feiersinger

1970–74. Sergio Jaretti, Elio Luzi. Torre Mirafiori, Turin © Werner Feiersinger


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