Aldo Rossi

Italian (Milan, Italy, 1931 - 1997, Milan, Italy)

Untitled

1970
architectural drawing | ink and colored ink on paper
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  • Untitled

    Aldo Rossi, Untitled, 1970; ink and colored ink on paper, 6 11/16 in. x 4 5/8 in. (16.99 cm x 11.75 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Barbara and Gerson Bakar, Phyllis and Stuart G. Moldaw, and Christine and Michael Murray; © Eredi Aldo Rossi


In one of his most important publications, The Architecture of the City (1966), Aldo Rossi derived a number of geometrically abstract building types from studies of vernacular and classical architecture as well as from the larger morphology, or shape, of cities. By referencing existing models, Rossi's constructions evoke memories and associations.

In many of his drawings, familiar fragments of previous projects — regularly measured square openings, triangular prisms, thin colonnades — are arranged in different variations to create new relationships. According to Rossi, the meanings of buildings emerge in relation to the city of which they are a part.


6 11/16 in. x 4 5/8 in. (16.99 cm x 11.75 cm)
Acquired 2000
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Barbara and Gerson Bakar, Phyllis and Stuart G. Moldaw, and Christine and Michael Murray
© Eredi Aldo Rossi
2000.404

Tags

architecture, design, drawings, multistory buildings, towers, skyscrapers, windows, stacks


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