By Anne Leader
Architect, theorist, and designer Aldo Rossi died on 4 September 1997 in Milan, the city where he spent a good portion of his career. He was 66. A proponent of postmodernism and Neo-Rationalism, Rossi became known for his designs based on repetitive, simple forms drawn on rational Modernism and archetypal historic forms. He taught architecture in Milan, Venice, and in several locales in the United States, Switzerland, and Germany. After great acclaim at the 1979 Venice Biennale for his Teatro del Mondo, Rossi became more involved with industrial design, providing ideas for Alessi and Longoni. Rossi received the Pritzker Prize in 1990.
Reference: Robert M. Maxwell. “Rossi, Aldo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Scholastic Building, New York, 2001
Central staircase, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Aldo Rossi ca. 1986
Alessi Il conico, stainless steel kettle, 1986
Rossi with Paris Chair designed for Unifor, 1990
Furniture designs for Bruno Longoni