Asnago Vender and the Construction of Modern Milan

Adam Caruso, Helen Thomas, eds.
Asnago Vender and the Construction of Modern Milan

4th Edition 2019. 24 x 32 cm, clothbound
248 pages, 140 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-341-1
CHF 78.00 / EUR 78.00

Contributions by Adam Caruso, Angelo Lunati, Giò Ponti, Ernesto N. Rogers, Aldo Rossi, Helen Thomas, Cino Zucchi
Photographs by Hélène Binet
Designed by Moiré


This is the first book in English on the Italian architects Mario Asnago (1896–1981) and Claudio Vender (1904–1986). Their city was mid-twentieth century Milan in transformation, and the extraordinary Milanese architectural scene of that time is revealed in their work and through the writings of their contemp­oraries. Cino Zucchi and Adam Caruso provide in-depth analyses of the conceptual and material qualities of the buildings, which are illustrated in survey drawings and photographs of a selection of Asnago Vender’s urban projects. The book is the second in a series on The Limits of Modernism – a Forgotten Generation of European Architects.