Quirino De Giorgio

An Architect's Legacy

A great yet unduly ignored body of work: a tribute to Quirinio De Giorgio, whose buildings reflect evolutions in 20th-centruy architecture

 

Title Information

Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, Curzio Pentimalli. Photographs by Enrico Rizzato

1st edition

, 2019

Paperback (Flexicover)

400 pages, 429 color and 252 b/w illustrations and plans

17 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-176-0

Content

Quirino De Giorgio (1907–1997) is among the few Italian architects whose careers represents the entirety of the twentieth century: from futurism through fascism to the experimentations linked to the invention of reinforced concrete. Too often remembered exclusively for his early futurist and fascist works, De Giorgio is an architect whose production continued, until his last years, to develop in the experimental and dynamic way which had characterized its beginnings.

Quirino De Giorgio: An Architects Legacy, the first English-language book dedicated to the Italian architect, is a constellation of his surviving buildings shown through the eyes of photographer Enrico Rizzato. In Rizzato’s pictures, each one of the ninety surviving works will showcase the universality of De Giorgio’s projects and the transformations that time has stamped on his creations, taking the reader on a voyage across the different facets of Italian architecture. Accompanying site plans, floorplans and sections provide deeper insight into De Giorgio’s spatial, structural, urban, and landscaping inventions. An opening essay will introduce the reader to the still relatively unknown method and life of this highly original yet still too little known architect. The book also includes a full list of De Giorgio’s works that has been reconstructed here for the first time through extensive archival work.

Authors & Editors

Michel Carlana

 lives and works as an architect in Treviso. He is also holding a teaching and research appoinment at Università Iuav in Venice.

Luca Mezzalira

 lives and works as an architect in Treviso. He is also holding a teaching and research appointment at Università Iuav in Venice.

Cruzio Pentimalli

 lives and works as an architect in Treviso. He is also holding a teaching and research appoinment at Università Iuav in Venice.

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Cover

Sede del gruppo rionale fascista Nicola Bonservizi © Enrico Rizzato

Borgo rurale Littorio © Enrico Rizzato

Casa del fascio © Enrico Rizzato

Casa del fascio © Enrico Rizzato

Cinema Politeama © Enrico Rizzato

Forme di strutture © Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

Villa Venere © Enrico Rizzato

Villa Selene 2000 © Enrico Rizzato

Villa Orchidea © Enrico Rizzato

Memoriale © Enrico Rizzato

 

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