A book on the prolific activity as an architect, urban planner, university professor and theorist of one of the personalities behind the creation of the architectural identity of "modern" Milan.
[Giovanni Muzio 1893-1982. Works] A refined interpreter of the classicism that characterized various Italian cultural spheres between the two world wars, Giovanni Muzio (1893-1982) is seen in this book in terms of the full scope of his intellectual and architectural impact.
Leader of the so-called Milan Novecento school, from the early 1920s Muzio’s name is associated with works of impressive figurative force, from the Ca’ Brutta to the Università Cattolica, the Palazzo dell’Arte to the Palazzo dei Giornali, all the way to the postwar constructions including the Torre Turati and the church of San Giovanni Battista.
Through an accurate reconstruction of his prolific activity as an architect, urban planner, university professor and theorist, the book documents the career of one of the personalities behind the creation of the architectural identity of “modern” Milan.