Cabinas at Elbe, Teatro del Mundo

A work made of ink and marker on paper.

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  • A work made of ink and marker on paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Aldo Rossi
Italian, 1931-1997

About this artwork

Some of Italian architect Aldo Rossi’s most moving projects existed only as temporary buildings, including beach cabins for the island of Elba and his floating Teatro del Mundo (Theater of the World), designed for the 1979 Venice Architecture Biennale. These projects appear in this fantasy landscape: the row of peaked roofs represent the former, and the building with an octagonal tower is the latter. Also included in this sheet is his Gallaratese housing block in Milan. The drawing brings together depictions of Rossi projects as part of a mythical landscape that also recalls the forms and structure of historical cities, aligning the architect’s work with the many revivals of the postmodern era.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Aldo Rossi

Title

Cabinas at Elbe, Teatro del Mundo

Origin

Italy

Date

1931–1997

Medium

Ink and marker on paper

Dimensions

20 x 29.6 cm (12 x 15 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of The Three Oaks Wrecking Company, by Exchange

Reference Number

1987.346

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