Paolo Deganello

Architect; Interior Designer; Product/Industrial Designer / Italy / Paolo Deganello Architetto e Designer

Paolo Deganello’s Book List

All of my research and projects focus on trying to overcome the many injustices that afflict the most vulnerable individuals of society. Thus my ideal client almost never has the power to commission a project from me. I try to use the project opportunities presented to me to represent “the new”—bearers of radical rethinking—even if the resulting ideas contradict the reasons for those opportunities.

My design work is critical design, in the sense that it is design that functions as a critique—since many of my works aren’t built or produced. My book list reflects this approach.

5 books
Roberto Gargiani

The history of a group of young architects in Florence who used politics and art to go beyond the Modern Movement.

Leonardo Benevolo

This history helps us to understand the social implications of architecture.

Ezio Manzini
François Jégou

A fundamental guide to sustainable design.

Pippo Ciorra

Catalogue of the exhibition RE-CYCLE held at MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) in Rome in 2011–12, which asked architecture and design to respond to the destruction of the planet.

Manfredo Tafuri

From Piranesi to the 1970s. The history of the limits of the Modern Movement in architecture analyzed in relation to social conflicts, political ideologies, the arts, and philosophy.

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