A review of more than 130 projects that testify all the entire activity of Giovanni Michelucci (1891-1990).
The volume returns the long run of Giovanni Michelucci throughout the events of the italian architecture of the ninehundred. From the education between Pistoia, where he was born, and Firenze, to the long and determinant roman experience.
From the controversial professional achievement with the competition for the fiorentine station of Santa Maria Novella (1932-35) to the astonishing spatial organism of the Highway church (1960-64). From the plastic church of Longarone (1966-78) to the headquarters of the Monte dei Paschi Bank in Siena at Colle Val d’Elsa (1973-83). The volume is introduced by three historical essays that document the education and the activity of the architect (Claudia Conforti); the complexity and the surprising events of the yard and his work (Marzia Marandola) and the lucky italian and international critics of his own figure. (Roberto Dulio).