With the monograph on Gio Ponti just published by Taschen in a large format (36.5 x 36.5 cm), so far rivaled only by Phaidon with its impressive Le Corbusier Le Grand (33.34 x 43.82 cm), the fortunes of this Milanese architect seem to have reached (for the moment) a definitive climax, following on from the successes of the exhibitions held at the MAD in Paris (‘Tout Ponti,’ 2018) and at the MAXXI in Rome (‘Gio Ponti. Amare l’Architettura,’ 2019).

If we add the splendid volume – Enchanting Architecture – just published by 5 Continents Editions for the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm to mark the restoration of the building designed by Ponti, and the other one – forthcoming – on his last work, the Co-Cathedral of Taranto, for its 50th anniversary, the question arises as to the reasons for the extraordinary revival of interest in this Milanese architect a good forty years after his death...[+]

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