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Aldo Rossi, A Practicing Architect And Leader Of The Italian Architectural Movement La Tendenza, Is Also One Of The Most Influential Theorists Writing Today The Architecture Of The City Is His Major Work Of Architectural And Urban Theory In Part A Protest Against Functionalism And The Modern Movement, In Part An Attempt To Restore The Craft Of Architecture To Its Position As The Only Valid Object Of Architectural Study, And In Part An Analysis Of The Rules And Forms Of The City S Construction, The Book Has Become Immensely Popular Among Architects And Design Students The Architecture of the City

About the Author: Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi was an Italian architect and designer who accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas theory, drawing, architecture and product design.Rossi was born in Milan, Italy In 1949 he started studying architecture at the Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in 1959 Already in 1955 he started writing for the Casabella magazine, where he bec

10 thoughts on “The Architecture of the City

  1. says:

    Essential for architectural theory indisputably a classic However and I m not sure if this is a Rossi thing or a translators thing , there is a lot of unnecessary content that s beating a dead horse with repetition This was a Defoe for me read it because I had to, but it was a painstakingly awful chore.

  2. says:

    Italian architect Aldo Rossi details his notion of the built city as a set of collective memories that embody a dimension of time Classic material

  3. says:

    I think the ideas that this book explores are really very interesting that part of the value of architecture comes from its temporal rather than purely spatial qualities, that architecture s role in the city relates to its form rather than just its function, that cities are an embodiment of collective memory, and that the development of cities follows organically from certain knowable f

  4. says:

    saga estou a escrever a tese til na compreens o mais alargada do estudo da cidade, n o como uma mera leitura f sica da altera o dos factos urbanos na cidade expondo nos v rios cap tulos reflex es sobre outras teorias que venham acrescentar primeira Apoia se em v rios estudos de outros autores mas por vezes deixa os a meio contudo, certamente um livro que nos leva a outras leituras e nos ab

  5. says:

    L architettura della citt considerato un classico e, in quanto tale, imperfettibile Perci , la mia recensione potrebbe anche finire qui.Ma, d altra parte, sono considerate allo stesso modo anche quelle sedie di Aldo Rossi che, dopo vent anni di quotidiana esperienza personale, mi sento in pieno diritto di definire scomodissime.Quindi vedr di sbilanciarmi anche sul libro in questione.Il testo

  6. says:

    offer different dimension to see a city not only from utilitarian view like le Corbusier s Radiant City, but from another dimension like socio historical perspective Rossi idea about collective memory, urban artefacts, city s permanence are very profound

  7. says:

    Essential to architectural theory.

  8. says:

    Aldo Rossi provides a deep new post modern perspective of the city as a diverse and collective human feat which refutes Le Corbusier s view of the city from the mere standpoint of urban planning.

  9. says:

    I thought the translation to english left things to be desired It s not that it was unclear, but most sentences were just plain unnecessary complicated.

  10. says:

    I like how Rossi laid out his argument on how architecture tells the city s history as well as creates its fabric The Architecture of the City is the principal theoretical text by Aldo Rossi, and constituted one of the first attempts to re examine the function of architecture within its urban context, after the reductive theories of CIAM This book wasn t easy to read most of the time, but it s really not fo

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