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The Temple of Architecture
Tue. 7 March 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
MSD Presents: The Temple of Architecture
Giuseppe Terragni (1904 – 1943) was a pioneer of modern Italian Architecture and is recognised as a revolutionary figure in architectural design.
He conceived some of Italy’s most significant 20th century buildings, with his designs forming the nucleus of the Italian Rationalist school of architecture.
Much of his work combines a paradoxical combination of the avant garde and the traditional, highlighting a balancing act between Terragni’s own penchant for modernism and the pressure to prioritise the traditional, amidst neo-classical and neo-baroque revivalism under Italy’s fascist government.
In this special presentation Giuseppe Terragni’s grand-nephew Attilio Terragni will explore Terragni’s continued influence on modern architecture and the Terragni family legacy.
Special thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute, Melbourne, for their support.