Artists & Designers

Aldo Rossi (1931-1997)

Known for combining grand forms with reductive geometric shapes, Milan-based architect Aldo Rossi had offices in New York City, the Hague, and Tokyo, and directed a small staff in designing and constructing more than 100 buildings around the world. His signature gestures of the cone, the cylinder and the square endlessly recombined with colonnades, windows at unexpected scales, and towers might have seemed coldly mechanical if it were not for his skill at manipulating the rhythms of shadows and light. When he was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1990, the jury commented that Mr. Rossi's work was ''at once bold and ordinary, original without being novel.''

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Iovine, Julie V. "Aldo Rossi, Architect of Monumental Simplicity, Dies at 66." New York Times, September 5, 1997. Accessed April 27, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/09/05/arts/aldo-rossi-architect-of-monumental-simplicity-dies-at-66.html