Architect Antonio Sant’Elia died on this day in 1916 while fighting for Italian forces at Monte Ermada near Gorizia on the Italo-Slovene border.

Architect Antonio Sant’Elia died on this day in 1916 while fighting for Italian forces at Monte Ermada near Gorizia on the Italo-Slovene border. He was 28. A major figure in the Futurist movement, Sant’Elia made a series of designs for a new, modern city (Città Nuova) that would be based on industrialization and mechanization. 

Reference: Vincenzo Fontana. “Sant’Elia, Antonio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

 La Città Nuova, 1914: Stepped housing; Power Station

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