Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi was an influential Italian architect and theorist renowned for his contributions to the architectural movement of Postmodernism. Born in 1931, Rossi’s designs are distinguished by their emphatic forms, deep historical references, and a stark, often monumental aesthetic that blends memory and place. His work emphasizes the concept of ‘autonomous architecture,’ where buildings are conceived as urban artifacts with their own intrinsic meanings. Rossi’s theoretical writings, notably his book “The Architecture of the City,” have had a profound impact on urban design and the study of cities. His notable projects include the Cemetery of San Cataldo in Modena, Italy, and the Teatro del Mondo in Venice. Rossi was also the first Italian to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize, awarded to him in 1990.

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