A volume on the substantially unpublished history of one of the leading figures involved in the renewal of Italian architecture since the 1960s.
[Alessandro Anselmi. architect] One of the as yet unwritten microhistories of Italian architecture is that of an “imaginative” group of architects, as Claudia Conforti writes in the introductory essay: GRAU (Gruppo romano architetti e urbanisti). This group was founded in 1962, and throughout the following decade produced many implications that were to develop only later. Anselmi was one of the founders, and like the group itself this Roman architect’s work has been overlooked, until today, by critics and commentators. This volume edited by Claudia Conforti and Jacques Lucan finally opens the way for studies to complete the analysis of the years and circles of Anselmi’s background and career. Examination of the projects provides a full overview of the substantially “unpublished” protagonist of the Italian architecture of the last thirty years, a coherent, detached figure who has never betrayed the professional commitment and intellectual orientations of his early years of practice.