Napoli Super Modern
An homage to Naples: insights into this legendary harbor city’s remarkable architecture and urban development between 1930 and 1960
1st edition, 2020
232 pages, 90 color illustrations and 140 floor and site plans, sections, and elevations
24 x 30 cm
This richly illustrated book is a monument to modern urban construction in Naples. It features some fifty new photos by celebrated French photographer Cyrille Weiner as well as historic images, drawings of important architectonic details, and an atlas of eighteen significant buildings dating from 1930–1960 illustrated with site and floor plans, elevations, and sections. It reveals how this Southern Italian metropolis developed its own form of modernism, one that combined Mediterranean culture with local materials and a strong internationalist spirit.
The topical essays and concise descriptions of the documented buildings, together with the lavish illustrations make for a hugely attractive and lively portrait of Naples. This fascinating city is both famous and infamous—but its qualities and individuality in terms of architecture and urban development really should be better known.
With contributions by Gianluigi Freda, Abdrea Maglio, Umberto Napolitano, and Manuel Orazi.
Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2021.
Winner of the German Photo Book Award 21/22 in the categorie documentary-journalistic photo book.
Designed by pupilla grafik, Milan
Benoît Jallon, born 1972, graduated from École d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette and is a founding partner of LAN – Local Architecture Network in Paris.
Umberto Napolitano, born 1975, studied architecture at Università Federico II in Neapel and at the École d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette. He is of LAN – Local Architecture Network in Paris.
« […] a necessary and refined book [..] a book of architecture with no filters […] » Manfredo di Robilant, klatmagazine.com