Monday, 12 June 2017

The Art of Pure Colour

Exclusively for Saturated Space, a new text by Valentino Danilo Matteis

"J. W. Root was one of the main figures in the history of Chicago architecture. This paper explores his theories on a colouristic approach towards building, and his extensive understanding of the contemporary debate in art and architecture through the example of his masterpiece, the Monadnock, a rather misunderstood building that condensed many of the architect’s ideas, but was deprived of others, above all its -and Root’s- astonishing sense of colour."

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Aldo Rossi & Colour

“Souvenir d'Afrique”, Aldo Rossi, Tessiture Sarde, Storea editore, 1988

Jacopo Costanzo introduces us to the rich chromatic world of Rossi, its relationship to personal passion, local context, and a very particular Italian lineage.