A volume on the work of Mario Ridolfi containing critical essays, scientific appendices and a complete listing of the works, illustrated with photographs and drawings.
[Mario Ridolfi. Manual of traditional construction techniques. The Marmore cycle] The Architectural Documents series presents a volume on the work of Mario Ridolfi, and in particular on the later phase of his activity (in the 1970s and 1980s), the period of the drawings for the so-called “Marmore cycle”. The text, accompanied by a fine selection of illustrations, is a sort of manual divided into three sections: one composed of critical essays, one of drawings, a third of scientific appendices and the listing of the works. In the first part Francesco Cellini and Claudio D’Amato, the authors of the essays, analyze the work of Ridolfi, paying particular attention to techniques of drawing and construction. The second, larger section is on the drawings for the twelve houses the Roman architect, after moving to Marmore, designed and had built at Terni. The third part includes the complete listing of the works of Ridolfi and his collaborator Volfango Frankl, prepared by Francesco Cellini, Claudio D’Amato and Valerio Palmieri.