Archivio del Moderno
As an architect and many-sided artist, a figure linking Central European and Mediterranean culture, Weidemeyer worked in Bremen and Willingen in Germany. He then settled in Ticino, becoming a promoter of Rationalist architecture (Teatro San Materno in Ascona, 1928) and conducting research into design that embodied the morphology of the site, landscape, climate and vegetation.
Carl Weidemeyer 1882-1976 Artista e architetto tra Worpswede e Ascona
Bruno Maurer, Letizia Tedeschi
24 x 28 cm, 308 pp.
83 ill. col. and 365 ill. b/w
italian / german
€ 56,81 / frs 85.-
Villa La Saracena, designed and built between 1955 and 1957 on the Tyrrhenian coast of Santa Marinella (near Rome), marked the fulfillment of the professional development of Luigi Moretti (1907-1973). This book covers in detail the design history of this architectural masterpiece and offers an original interpretation based on the critical categories of the “Mediterranean”, the Baroque and the Informal, which fuelled a lively cultural debate in the fifties. It brings out the dominant role of the building’s interior space, which creates both the form and structure and determines the surface variations and modulations of the play of light, distinctive transmutations of matter that constantly stir the viewer’s emotional responses.With a preface by Bruno Reichlin.
Annalisa Viati Navone, La Saracena di Luigi Moretti fra suggestioni mediterranee, barocche e informali
19 x 24.5 cm, 324 pp.
257 ill. b/w, 19 ill. col.
€ 38 / frs 45.–
Texts by Evandro Agazzi, Fabio Minazzi, Jacques Gubler, Letizia Tedeschi, Claudio Ferrata, Aurelio Galfetti, Raffaele Peduzzi, Aurelio Muttoni.
Progetto e territorio. Gli assi di transito e le trasformazioni territoriali del Cantone Ticino
Aurelio Galfetti, Letizia Tedeschi
17 x 24 cm, 124 pp.
ill. b/w and col.
€ 16,3 / frs 25.–
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This volume has grown out of the international conference "Cosa è architetto. Domenico Fontana tra Melide, Roma e Napoli (1543-1607)", held in Mendrisio in autumn 2007. It was an important opportunity to take stock of the state of knowledge about Domenico Fontana, famous above all for the design of obelisks, whose work opened the era of the predominance of Ticinese architects on the Roman scene.The essays are by Antonio Becchi, Anna Bedon, Federico Bellini, Costanza Caraffa, Maurizia Cicconi, Giovanna Curcio, Sabina de Cavi, Giovanni Di Maio, Francesco Paolo Fiore, Margherita Fratarcangeli, Fulvio Lenzo, Paolo Mascilli Migliorini, Nicola Navone, Maria Raffaella Pessolano, Isabella Salvagni, Grete Stefani, Letizia Tedeschi, Christof Thoenes, Manuel Vaquero Pineiro, Sergio Villari.
Studi su Domenico Fontana
Giovanna Curcio, Nicola Navone,
19 x 24.5 cm, 352 pp.
150 ill. b/w
€ 38 / frs 45.–
Una selezione di disegni e documenti provenienti dagli archivi familiari degli architetti ticinesi Adamini e Gilardi, originari di Bigogno d’Agra e Montagnola, e attivi a San Pietroburgo e a Mosca tra la fine del XVIII e la metà del XIX secolo.
Architetti neoclassici ticinesi fra Neva e Moscova. I fondi grafici degli archivi Adamini e Gilardi
Nicola Navone, Alessandra Pfister
17 x 24 cm, 108 pp.
€ 19,6 / frs 30.–
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The Ticinese architect Luigi Canonica was employed by Napoleon in the years running from the Cisalpine Republic to the Kingdom of Italy and was again active at the Restoration. This book combines a monographic approach, aimed at the reconstruction and critical study of all of Canonica’s works, with an organization by major topics, such as his contribution to the process of urban renewal in Milan (he was the author, among other projects, of Foro Bonaparte and the Arena and drafted the first ever master plan for the city), his achievements in the architecture of gardens, villas, theaters and municipal buildings (such as the Villa Reale and Palazzo Reale in Milan and the Villa Reale with its park in Monza), and his role in the organization of offices for the control of architectural projects. Reflecting this organization, the book presents essays by scholars and historians together with some 200 analytical entries devoted to specific works written by other specialists.
Luigi Canonica 1764-1844. Architetto di utilità pubblica e privata
Letizia Tedeschi, Francesco Repishti
24 x 28 cm, 440 pp.
349 ill. col.
€ 95 / frs 120.-
Collected into this book are the contributions by Carlo Cattaneo (1801-1869) to the debate on the building of the trans-Alpine railway, viewed by the author from the perspective of a system of communication between ever wider and more complex cultures, whose civilised values he believed were not inferior to their economic ones.
Carlo Cattaneo. Scritti sulle trasversali alpine
24 x 24 cm, 328 pp.
120 ill. b/w
€ 33 / frs 50.–
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Giulio Minoletti (1910-1981), architect, urban planner and designer, is highly representative of the different phases of the 20th century in Italy. This handy format photographic book presents the interiors of five apartments in Milan. These are projects on which the architect impressed his personal hallmark, with the focus on aspects a that characterized his entire oeuvre: a concern for the relation between interiors and exteriors, the fluidity of space, the flexibility of internal divisions, accurate detailing, technological innovations and a careful choice of materials.Texts by Alberto Bassi, Maria Cristina Loi, Elena Triunveri.
Oltre un rettangolo di cielo. Interni milanesi di Giulio Minoletti
Maria Cristina Loi, Elena Triunveri
23.5 x 16.5 cm, 100 pp.
80 ill. b/w
italian, english abstracts
€ 15 / frs 20.–
This work records the migratory flow which between the 19th and 20th centuries witnessed the departure, by numerous inhabitants of the Cantone Ticino from the Lugano and the Malcantone districts, to “try their fortune” (and successfully, too) in Argentina. In particular, the text concentrates on the contribution by Ticinese clients to the realisation of large-scale projects in Mendoza, Rosario and in the transformation of Buenos Aires into a modern metropolis.
Mercedes Daguerre, La costruzione di un mito. Ticinesi d'Argentina: committenza e architettura 1850-1940
24 x 24 cm, 184 pp.
88 ill. b/w
€ 26 / frs 40.–