Giuseppe Pagano (Book)

Design for Social Change in Fascist Italy

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the influential architect and his contribution to the development of modern architecture. It follows a central biographical line with in-depth, mini chapter contributions on aspects of Pagano’s cultural production, concluding with writings by Pagano himself and a critical bibliography to aid scholars in further study.

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Giuseppe Pagano-Pogatschnig (1896–1945) was a twentieth-century polymath operating at the intersection between architecture, media, design, and the arts. He was an exhibition and furniture designer, curator, photographer, editor, writer, and architect. A dedicated Fascist turned Resistance fighter, he was active in Italy’s most dramatic social and political era.

Giuseppe Pagano provides a comprehensive overview of the influential architect and his contribution to the development of modern architecture. It follows a central biographical line with in-depth, mini chapter contributions on aspects of Pagano’s cultural production, concluding with writings by Pagano himself and a critical bibliography to aid scholars in further study.

Flavia Marcello is associate professor at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She has had industry experience as a professional development manager at the Australian Institute of Architects and as a curriculum development consultant at Box Hill Institute in Mont Albert.

Frontispiece

Author’s preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction – a rebel with a cause.

Chapter 1: Pagano the Young Man: The Formation of an Idealist from Poreč To Turin (1896-1926)

Chapter 2: Pagano the architect: Architecture as force for Social change (1927-1941)

Chapter 3: Pagano The Writer: The Voice For An Alternative Modernism (1930-1943)

Chapter 4: Pagano The Exhibition Designer: Art In The Service Of An Idea (1928-1940)

Chapter 5: Pagano the photographer: snapshots of the real Italy (1935-1943)         

Chapter 6: Pagano The Fighter: The Making Of A Partisan From Milan To Brescia (January 1941-November 1943)

Chapter 7: Pagano the Prisoner: from Milan to Mauthausen (November 1943-May 1945)

Giuseppe Pagano, polemical photographer

Giuseppe Pagano: elemental Housing and the Post-war Imaginary

Anthology of Writings

Building information sheets

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