A monographic work structured by Purini himself around a corpus of works, projects and drawings that illustrate, better than any discussion, the poetics of his architectural practice.
[Franco Purini. Works, writings, criticism] In the study of architecture the works, projects and drawings reveal the motivations behind a work better than any discussion. Purini has organized the various parts of this volume around such expressions of architectural practice, offering a complete listing of his output in over thirty years of activity. Structured by theme, the book analyzes the issues confronted with greatest continuity and the multiple experiences of the architect. Most of the images are from studies and projects, as the constructed works are few, though well-known for the wide range of reactions they have stimulated. The relationship among drawings, projects and constructions represents the backbone of this small treatise prepared by Purini. Those who approach this work will realize it is worth reading as an erudite, concerned attack on the sterility and theoretical weakness that afflict architectural culture in our time, and not only in Italy.