1904, Meda, Italy
1943, Pavia, Italy
An architect who worked primarily under Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime, Giuseppe Terragni served as a pioneer for the modern movement in Italy. The Casa del Fascio, a municipal administration building designed to host massive rallies, is perhaps the most famous example of Terragni's brand of Italian Rationalism.
Terragni studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano before opening a practice with his brother in Como. In 1926 Terragni helped to establish Gruppo Sette (or Group 7), a school of architects opposed to the use of classical and baroque references in the design of buildings.
In 1928 he supported the Italian Movement for Rational Architecture (M.I.A.R) and participated in its first exhibition in Rome. His other buildings in Como include the Novocomum apartments (1927-29) and the Sant'Elia Nursery School (1936).
Please note that artwork locations are subject to change, and not all works are on view at all times. If you are planning a visit to SFMOMA to see a specific work of art, we suggest you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm it will be on view.
Only a portion of SFMOMA's collection is currently online, and the information presented here is subject to revision. Please contact us at email@example.com to verify collection holdings and artwork information. If you are interested in receiving a high resolution image of an artwork for educational, scholarly, or publication purposes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.