This updated monograph describes in detail the work of Milanese architect Giorgio Grassi, from the 1960s until the present.
[Giorgio Grassi. Works and Projects] This volume, with an introductory essay by Juan José Lahuerta, documents the research conducted by Milanese architect Giorgio Grassi, whose work has always been closely linked to the history and tradition of architecture. Giorgio Grassi, born in Milan in 1935, was an associate of the magazine Casabella-Continuità under the editorship of E.N. Rogers. Through his study of the achievements of architects like Loos and Tessenow and, more generally, of the theories formulated by 1920s German Rationalism, in his work he tends to distinguish the elements of the project in order to draw up a formal theory of architecture. He is professor of Architectural Composition at the Milan-Bovisa Faculty of Architecture. This book illustrates Grassi’s many major projects for the design of schools, museums and libraries, starting with the plans for the Milan and Pavia area. In addition, there are projects for the old city, from the restoration of Abbiategrasso and Fagnano Olona castles to the reconstruction of the Sagunto and Brescia Roman theatres. The volume concludes with his latest works, from the library for Valencia University campus to the office block in Postdamer Platz in Berlin.