The volume discusses the three fundamental themes connected with the concept of "domestic architecture" in Great Britain from 1890 to 1939. A well-documented selection of projects and constructions by the Milanese architect, from the exhibition design for the 13th Milan Triennale in 1964 to the compositional rigor of the 1980s.
[Domestic architecture in Great Britain. 1890-1939] The term Domestic Architecture is apparently very explicit: architecture “of the home”, the whole of possible residential projects. But in the English tradition it also has a more complex meaning: “national” architecture, or that pertaining to the civilization of the United Kingdom. This volume analyzes both aspects, in a period (1890-1939) in which the English experience becomes a source of inspiration for European research.
Three themes are covered: the problem of the “modern”, i.e. the dream of English architects to create a residential style characterized by “simplicity and good proportions”; the weight of “tradition”, in terms of the recovery of old styles; and the evolution of the clientele, the result of rapid social transformations and changing roles within the family. A complex of questions of great depth and timely pertinence, analyzed in five essays with a critical, historical and documentary perspective.