Paolo Rizzatto. Esercizi di metodo
Author: Riccardo Salvi
Publisher: Franco Angeli Edizioni
Printed in Italy
Date: March 2017
Softcover, 262 pages
Most well-known worldwide for the objects he has been designing since the mid-sixties to the present day, Paolo Rizzatto bases his experience as an architect on the ontological concept of knowledge. Cities, buildings, interiors or industrial products belong to the same intention of decoding reality; they are the result of the same methodology based on a simple and powerful conviction – as only high standard ethics are – that the project has to balance historical, typological, functional, formal, technical and economic components. Son of the generation belonging to what has been defined “Artistic Rationalism” – dominated by figures such as Franco Albini, Asnago and Vender, Ignazio Gardella – Rizzatto pursues an idea of architecture as a craft marked by a high sense of civic responsibility distinguished by a constant and coherent approach that has allowed him to draw a clearly recognizable cultural path, according to a process that is enriched by subtraction.
The works presented in this book want to reveal the articulation and the complexity of a method, more than illustrate its outcomes, focusing on what Rizzatto defines as the center of the project which is to say it in an old fashioned way, the human being.