Italo Rota: Projects, Works, Visions 1997-2007
Luca Molinari and Valeria Alebbi
A monograph devoted to one of the most interesting and provocative Italian architects on the scene today in Italy and Europe. Italo Rota was born in 1953 in Milan and graduated from the Milan Polytechnic Institute 1982. In 1980 he created with Gae Aulenti the plans of the Musee d’Orsay and the Centre Beaubourg in Paris. In 1990 he initiated the planning of the Center for Post-Graduate Studies at Columbia University. His return to Italy marked the beginning of a highly creative phase including projects that ranged from museum installations and the “Maison Cavalli” (the showroom-cafés in Miami, Milan and Moscow) to a series of public buildings in Italy and India. A book aimed at professionals that is also of interest to lovers of architecture, fashion and design.