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Karl Kolbitz and Taschen Bring The Entryways of Milan

If you ever went to Milan, or you plan to, there is one thing you will notice, the residents of Milan are quite invested in the appearance of their entryways. Naturally the more expensive and posh the address is, the entryways become grander. Taschen and editor Karl Kolbitz have teamed up for a new hard cover book release, The Entryways of Milan documenting over hundred stunning entrances of Milan’s exuberant apartment buildings. 

The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city’s most illustrious architects and designers, including Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively created by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini, and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots—such as stones, door handles, and handrails—with larger architectural views. The images are accompanied by outstanding written contributions from Penny Sparke, Fabrizio Ballabio, Lisa Hockemeyer, Daniel Sherer, Brian Kish, and Grazia Signori, together bringing a wealth of architecture, design, and natural stone expertise to guide the reader through the applied materials and fittings as well as the art-historical and social implications of each of the ingressi. As much an architectural city guide as an aesthetic study, the book provides the exact address and an annotated Milan map for all featured entryways, as well as the architect name and date of construction. – from Taschen

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April 05 – June 18, 2017
Entryways of Milan – Ingressi di Milano
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