A volume with a fine selection of images and an anthology of the architect's writings, finally granting the proper attention to a brilliant, neglected figure in the history of architecture.
[Luigi Moretti. Works and writings] History written with clichés has obscured the figure of Luigi Moretti for years (1907-1973). This has led to an avoidance of analysis of his work, which cannot be subjected to any rigid ethical or aesthetic classification.
A true Fascist believer, even after the downfall of the regime he continued his activity with success, gaining official praise and becoming the architect of the Società Generale Immobiliare, the force in the 1960s behind spectacular, controversial real estate projects in Rome.
From 1950 to 1953 he published the magazine “Spazio”, where he divulged, as Federico Bucci demonstrates in this book (which contains a large anthology of Moretti’s writings) his most important theoretical meditations.
The text offers a critical overview of he personality and the culture of Moretti. Above all, thanks to a fine selection of images, it permits readers to appreciate the extraordinary qualities of many of his works, finally granting them the attention they deserve.