By: Joseph Rykwert
Vittorio Gregotti is one of the best known architects of his generation in Italy. Beginning in the 1950s, Gregotti produced many large-scale housing projects, supermarkets and department stores for the Italian chain La Rinascente, college campuses (including Florence, Calabria, and Palermo), as well as graphic design for Ferrari, museum interiors, furniture, and an extensive body of writing.
This volume presents over 110 of Gregotti's projects from his early years with Architetti Associati, through the founding in 1974 of Gregotti Associati, the 1986 founding of the Campo design company, and his current work. Photographs, plans, sketches, and models are accompanied by Gregotti's own writings, which elucidate his commitment to historicism, his concern with the environment, and his vast polemics.