The link between architecture and community, a characteristic of Michelucci's work, is explored in this thorough analysis on the design and construction of the Contrada of Valdimontone building in Siena.
A fascinating in-depth study on the past and present of an architectural masterpiece which deserves to be better-known. Giovanni Michelucci’s Contrada di Valdimontone building in Siena is a particularly pleasing example of his style and his vision of architecture, its social values and Siena itself. Built with the active involvement of local residents and the community as a whole, this gem of a building nestles in the heart of the Contrada diValdimontone, one of the districts the city of Siena is famously divided into, and remains a thriving hub of community life today. This volume is an in-depth study researched and written with rigour and passion into how it was built, its architectural features and how it fitted into the pre-existing urban framework of the district.