ArtistiPIERO PORTALUPPI by Ciro Frank Schiappa

PIERO PORTALUPPI by Ciro Frank Schiappa

Created in collaboration with the Portaluppi Foundation and accompanied by a new photographic campaign and unpublished essays, an exhaustive monograph on the great architect, an emblematic figure of the Milanese and Italian architectural and figurative culture of the twentieth century
Celebrated in the 1930s, discussed and forgotten after the war, finally rediscovered today, Piero Portaluppi is an undisputed protagonist of 20th-century Italian architecture. An eclectic and agnostic protagonist, who escapes styles and schools; the master of electric architecture, the grand bourgeois who changed the face of Milan with his projects.
But Portaluppi was not just an architect, in life he played many other roles with equal passion: cartoonist, traveller, collector, puzzler, cinematographer, and more. His 25 careers, as he called them. Produced in collaboration with the Piero Portaluppi Foundation, the book follows, after eighteen years, the catalog of the great exhibition at the Triennale in Milan which marked the beginning of the architect’s critical renaissance.
This new, exhaustive monograph includes a large photographic album with new color images of Piero Portaluppi’s architecture and interiors, created by the well – known photographer Ciro Frank Schiappa; three unpublished essays, illustrated with period photographs by Antonio Paoletti, perspectives and models of the project by Portaluppi, traces of his personal passions (cartoons, diagrams, sundials, postcards, clippings); an interview by the famous director Luca Guadagnino with the architect Piero Castellini, nephew of Piero Portaluppi; an unpublished essay by Paolo Portoghesi, based on the Lectio Magistralis held by the architect on 10 April 2018 in the basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan; the biography of Piero Portaluppi (by Jacopo Ghilardotti); the list of works and the bibliography edited by Ferruccio Luppi, curator of the Piero Portaluppi Foundation.


by Ciro Frank Schiappa

Publication Date: 3 Febbraio 2023

Editor: Skira

Format: 260 x 340 mm

Pages: 400 pages, 368 Colour and black and white photos

Cost of the book: € 85,50

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