On December 1 Belvedere E. Jannacci in Milan’s Pirelli Building will host the launch of the book “Milano capitale del Moderno – Milan, Capital of the Modern” edited by Lorenzo Degli Esposti. The book includes text and images by more than 300 European and American authors, architects, artists and critics involved with the Architecture Pavilion at the Expo Belle Arti, an artistic and scientific project conceived and implemented by Vittorio Sgarbi for the Region of Lombardy in partnership with Triennale di Milano.
If 20th century architecture has been expressed in specific driving, revision and criticism centres, Milan appears to be an emblematic case. From Terragni and Rationalism to the Reconstruction (Ponti, Rogers, Moretti, Viganò, etc.), from Rossi’s Tendenzato Radical design and contemporary research, the city of Milan has made many contributions to modern architecture. The volume looks at these in the light of the relationship between individual buildings and their urban context in order to offer multiple points of view on architecture, design, the city and the landscape.
Plenty of well-known speakers from the worlds of art, architecture and design will appear over the course of the day. The morning’s presentation of the publication will be followed by a conference held by Vittorio Sgarbi and a round table by Giovanni Chiaramonte and the photographers who contributed to the volume. The afternoon will feature a series of dialogues on specific topics such as ethical design discussed by Francesca Balena Arista with Francesco Faccin, landscape urbanism discussed by Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo with Andrea Branzi, and Milanese examples of architecture and installations presented by Davide Borsa with Carlo Bertelli. The day will end with a presentation by Lorenzo Degli Esposti about Milan, Capital of the Modern and a round table with Marco Biraghi, Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, Ernesto d’Alfonso, Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Luca Molinari, Angelo Torricelli and Daniele Vitale focusing on the theme of modern architecture and urban design in Milan.
Photos: Daniele Zerbi
MCM - Milano capitale del Moderno, a cura di Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Actar Publishers, New York, 2017, pp. 608 ISBN 978-1-945150-71-5
MCM - Milan, Capital of the Modern, Lorenzo Degli Esposti (editor), Actar Publishers, New York, 2017, pp. 608 ISBN 978-1-945150-70-8