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Edited By Federico Bucci
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
80 Pages, 70 Illustrations
$46.50 Paper Original
This slim monographic volume by the architectural historian Federico Bucci describes the most important achievements of Franco Albini's architectural career. Born in Corno in 1905, he graduated at the Milan Politecnico in 1929 and began to work as a professional architect in 1930. During the years between the two world wars, he was very active in the sectors of furnishings and exhibition interiors for the Triennale and the Milan Trade Fair. In Milan, along with Renato Camus and Giancarlo Palanti, in line ideas and types favored by the Rationalist avant-garde movement, he worked on the "fabio Filzi" (1936-38), "Gabriele D'Annunzio" and "Ettore Ponti" (1939) council housing programs. After WWII he participated in the renovation of some of Italy's museums, especially Palazzo Bianco (1949-51), Palazzo Rosso (1952-62) and the Treasury of San Lorenzo (1952-56) in Genoa.
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