L'architecte viennois Martin Feiersingerer et son frère Werner, artiste et photographe, ont parcouru ensemble le Nord de l'Italie afin de recenser les architectures modernes remarquables construites dans cette région après la seconde guerre mondiale. Italomodern 1 et 2 sont le résultat de ce voyage.
Italomodern 1 présente 84 bâtiments, chacun étant illustré par des photographies en l'état actuel, un texte concis de présentation et des éléments graphiques (plans, coupes ou façades).
Vienna-based architect Martin Feiersinger and his brother, artist and
photographer Werner Feiersinger, have traveled extensively across
Northern Italy in order to document the region's modern architecture
after World War II. Italomodern 1 and 2 are the result
of their travels, the most authoritative survey of Northern Italy's
architecture between 1946 and 1976. In their study, they have focused
exclusively on distinctive buildings rather than entire urban
structures, and they have selected the included projects as exemplary
representations of neorealism, rationalism, brutalism, and organic
Italomodern 1 features 84 buildings and Italomodern 2 contains
an additional 132 buildings. All of them are represented with
photographs, a concise text, the exact address, and selected floor
plans, sections, or elevations. The images present a subjective point of
view, showing each building in its present state. An appendix provides
rich information on the architects and other selected buildings and
further reading for each firm. The books offer a glimpse into an era
when society's aspirations found expression in the built environment.
Each volume is self-contained and also makes an insightful and useful
guide for architecture lovers and travelers.