By Anne Leader

Architect Antonio Sant’Elia was born on 30 April 1888 in Como. He died only twenty-eight years later while fighting for Italian forces at Monte Ermada near Gorizia on the Italo-Slovene border. A major figure in the Futurist movement, Sant’Elia made a series of designs for a new, modern city (Città Nuova) 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

Photograph of Antonio Sant’Elia

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