The book is the latest to join the already considerable number of volumes published by Electa about Franco Albini.
The book, presented by the Documenti di Architettura series, is the latest to join the already considerable number of volumes published by Electa about Franco Albini. The book examines carefully and in great detail the theme of Albini’s work as a designer and interior designer, highlighting the original nature of his work which is distinctive for its strict rationality, formal reserve, geometrical order, technical perfection and the high quality of the materials employed. Contributions from Giampiero Bosoni and Federico Bucci help us to understand the objects designed and the interiors created by Albini throughout his career. From the metal lounge chair designed with others for the 1936 Triennale, and the Margherita rattan armchair for the 1960 Triennale, to his interior designs for numerous houses and flats in Milan. A rich and, to a great extent, unpublished collection of images, consisting of pencil and ink drawings, as well as a delightful collection of old photographs from the Fondazione Albini form a considerable part of the volume. As well as being sold individually, it comes in a case with another book published in 2005, I musei e gli allestimenti di Franco Albini by Augusto Rossari and Federico Bucci. The fact that they can be purchased as a set allows the reader to make an in-depth study of the work as of creator and designer of museum interiors of one of Italy’s foremost architects of the 20th century, to the point where, at times, the identification of form with structure attains the density and logic of a mathematical theorem.