The dialogue, as “the talking of the soul with itself” that constitutes the act of thinking (Plato), has been selected as the ideal form through which to vividly and accurately convey the thinking of a number of protagonists of Italian modern architecture. 

Knowledge remains a latent legacy of the soul until a given stimulus reawakens its memory: architecture, more than sophia (wisdom), becomes philo-sophia, i.e. love of knowledge. A reading of the architectural phenomenon aimed at faithfully bringing out its complexity cannot help but involve the stories directly told by the protagonists, and the micro-stories of individual episodes, in order to explore the relationship that exists between the poetic and the technical-scientific spheres, underlining their complementary and conflictual nature. The disciplinary tools of exegesis of design and its materialization stimulate a form of critique of criticism driven by the rejection of an angle of interpretation of architecture oriented exclusively towards its results. Method and result constitute the inseparable terms: the direct testimony of certain protagonists of Italian architecture makes it possible to reconnect the interrupted threads of a narrative that has often been rendered syncopated and unilateral by excessively superficial explanation.

The Dialogues on Architecture explore the interaction between idea, design and construction, revealing different operative and conceptual modes through which to achieve the finished work. Franco Albini, Lodovico B. Belgiojoso, Guido Canella, Aurelio Cortesi, Roberto Gabetti & Aimaro Isola, Ignazio Gardella, Vittorio Gregotti, Vico Magistretti, Enrico Mantero, Paolo Portoghesi, Aldo Rossi, Giuseppe Terragni, Vittoriano Viganò are the authors of this narrative.

Emilio Faroldi, Maria Pilar Vettori
Dialogues on architecture
29,00€
14,50€ fino al 15/12/2019
isbn 9788862423724
current edition 11 / 2019
first edition 11 / 2019
language English
size 16.5x24cm
pages 344
print b&w
binding paperback
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Emilio Faroldi (1961), architect and PhD, is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano, engaged in teaching and research on themes related to architectural design, with a particular focus on the relations that exist between idea, design and construction in architecture.He has organiz...

Emilio Faroldi (1961), architect and PhD, is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano, engaged in teaching and research on themes related to architectural design, with a particular focus on the relations that exist between idea, design and construction in architecture.He has organized international design conferences, courses and seminars. The author of many publications, for over a decade he has coordinated the programs of study in Architectural Sciences and Architectural Design at the Politecnico di Milano. He is presently editor-in-chief of the TECHNE_ Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, and director of the 2nd-level Master in Design Construction Management of Sports Infrastructures. A professor of the International Academy of Architecture, since January 2017 his is acting pro-rector of the Politecnico di Milano.

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Maria Pilar Vettori (1968), architect and PhD, is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano. She teaches at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Constructions Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in the area of Technological Design of Architecture. She has taken part in rese...

Maria Pilar Vettori (1968), architect and PhD, is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano. She teaches at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Constructions Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in the area of Technological Design of Architecture. She has taken part in research and consulting projects regarding processes, methods and tools for programming, construction and management of architecture, with a particular focus on innovation in processes of design and production of structures and infrastructures for healthcare, wellness and sports, research and production. She has participated in and organized conferences, seminars and workshops, and she has worked continuously on studies and publications.

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