Critical analysis of the architectural output and historical thinking of a key figure in the architectural debate in Italy from the postwar period to the present.
[Paolo Portoghesi. Works and projects] Paolo Portoghesi (Rome, 1931) has stood out from an early age in Italy for his lively contribution to the theoretical development of contemporary architecture, alternating participation in the design debate with intense activity in the field of historical research. His free, personal dialogue with History and Modernity has directly influenced his increasingly intense architectural practice over the years.
This activity is analyzed in the book, from the compositional aspects of the Baldi house in Rome (1959-61) to the structural virtuosity of the mosque in Rome (from 1975), all the way to the new intimacy of the IACP houses in the province of Salerno (1981-88).
An overview of Portoghesi’s architectural output, with critical analysis of its main characteristics, its evolution and aims which make it a key part of the architectural debate in Italy.