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Zevi, Bruno

    Full Name: Zevi, Bruno

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1918

    Home Country/ies: Italy

    Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre) and sculpture (visual works)


    Architectural historian and architect. Erich Mendelsohn scholar. In the early 1960s, student actions for the reform of the curriculum at the Scuola Superiore di Architettura at Rome (now within the University of Rome La Sapienza) resulted in the reformist appointments of Zevi, Luigi Piccinato (1899-1983), and Ludovico Quaroni (1911-1987) 1963 and 1964. Together with Paolo Portoghesi, he was part of an attack by another architectural historian, Manfredo Tafuri, on the repsonsibilities of architectural history in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Selected Bibliography

    Architecture as Space: How to Look at Architecture. New York: 1957.


    KMP, 51 mentioned, 103; “Zevi’s View of History.” RIBA Journal 90 (November 1983): 31.


    Contributors: Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen


    Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen. "Zevi, Bruno." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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