Lugano, Switzerland: Universita della Svizzera italiana, 2000. Orange card wraps with black lettering and top border. Deep French flaps. 202 pp. with 178 bw images. The volume is dedicated to Gillo Dorfles, an intellectual among the most vibrant and followed, among those involved for decades in the contemporary aesthetic debate and helped in difficult years, in principle during the thirties and then over time drama of post-war reconstruction, the rejuvenation of the historical Italian artistic culture. In addition, for many generations of students, Dorfles has been a point of reference, a real troublemaker, and perhaps still is, since it represents one of the most authoritative voices and attentive to the contemporary that can boast the city of Milan, where for decades he has wrought. The book is a mix of architectural texts, an anthology of writings selected and ordered by Letizia Tedeschi, in close collaboration with the author himself, by bringing together in the volume known essays and articles, lesser-known, almost unknown or forgotten altogether, and some rare unreleased in order to document, from decade to decade, the whole long period of criticism of Dorfles. The reason for this editorial choice lies in the fact that Dorfles, from the outset and for the entire period of his activity, has been able to apply an extraordinary ability in keeping the ranks of a wide network of international relations that have taken him in right time where it should be in order to participate as a witness, if not leading, the most significant cultural events. The writings of Dorfles 1930-1998 were divided into periods: 1930-1946, 1951-1973, 1981-1998, accompanied by a complete bibliography and a photographic display of great interest. (R.M.).
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