Mario Botta: Architetture 1960–1985 is an Italian-speaking monograph compiled by Francesco Dal Co, prominent Italian historian of architecture. The book was published by Electa in 1985.
The book showcases the groundbreaking key works of the Swiss postmodern master. Mario Botta (b. 1943) is best known for his strong geometrical form language that – especially in his designs for private villas – have a highly articulated relation with the surrounding landscape. Mario Botta: Architetture 1960–1985 includes an introductory essay La pazienza delle cose by Francesco Dal Co as well as a comprehensive analysis of the key elements in Botta’s architectural thinking by Mirko Zardini. The selection of works – which includes private houses, public buildings, furniture design and much more – have been edited by Mercedes Daguerre and Riccardo Blume. The book concludes with a concise anthology of reviews edited by Sergio Polano and a summary of Botta’s biographical details and list of works.
The texts are in Italian. The book has been richly illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Mario Botta: Architetture 1960–1985 comes in its original protective case. The copy in stock is in good condition. There are only some slight signs of use on the dust jacket and some shelf wear on the protective case. The pages are clean and the binding has no faults.