Entryways of Milan. Ingressi di Milano



ISBN: 9783836564182 Category:

Brian Kish, Daniel Sherer, Fabrizio Ballabio, Grazia Signori, Lisa Hockemeyer, Penny Sparke


First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz opens the door to 144 of the city’s most sumptuous entrance halls, captivating in their diversity and splendor. These vibrant Milanese entryways, until now hidden away behind often restrained façades, are revealed as dazzling examples of Italian modernism, mediating public and private space with vivid configurations of color and form, from floors of juxtaposed stones to murals of minimalist geometry.

The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city’s most illustrious architects and designers, including Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively shot by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini, and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots-such as stones, door handles, and handrails-with larger architectural views.

The images are accompanied by concise contributions from Penny Sparke, Fabrizio Ballabio, Lisa Hockemeyer, Daniel Sherer, Brian Kish, and Grazia Signori, together bringing a wealth of architecture, design, and natural stone expertise to guide the reader through the applied materials and fittings as well as the art-historical and social implications of each of the ingressi. As much an architectural city guide as an aesthetic study, the book provides the exact address and an annotated Milan map for all featured entryways, as well as the architect name and date of construction.

In the well-documented realm of 20th-century Italian design, Kolbitz has stepped over the threshold and delivered a brand new area of inquiry in Milanese modernism. With the rigor of its multifaceted research, poised photography, and breadth of its featured hallways, this is an invigorating new reference work and an inside look at the city’s design DNA across high to low architecture.

Additional information

Weight 3308 g
Dimensions 26.9 x 34.7 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 3 June 2017
Number of pages 384
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Karl Kolbitz, Photographs by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Matthew Billings, and Paola Pansini
Dimensions 26.9 x 34.7 cm
Weight 3308 g


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Entryways of Milan. Ingressi di Milano”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *