Giuseppe Pagano-Pogatschnig (1896-1945) was a twentieth-century polymath operating at the intersection between architecture, media, design and the arts. He was an exhibition and furniture designer, curator, photographer, editor, writer and architect. A dedicated Fascist turned Resistance fighter, he was active in Italy's most dramatic social and political era.
Giuseppe Pagano provides a comprehensive overview of the influential architect and his contribution to the development of modern architecture. It follows a central biographical line with in-depth, mini chapter contributions on aspects of Pagano's cultural production, concluding with writings by Pagano himself and a critical bibliography to aid scholars in further study.
Flavia Marcello is associate professor at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She has had industry experience as a professional development manager at the Australian Institute of Architects and as a curriculum development consultant at Box Hill Institute in Mont Albert.
Introduction: A Rebel with a Cause
Chapter 1: Pagano the Young Man: The Formation of an Idealist from Porec to Turin (1896-1926)
Chapter 2: Pagano the Architect: Architecture as a Force for Social Change (1927-1941)
Chapter 3: Pagano the Writer: The Voice for an Alternative Modernism (1930-1943)
Chapter 4: Pagano the Exhibition Designer: Art in the Service of an Idea (1928-1940)
Chapter 5: Pagano the Photographer: Snapshots of the Real Italy (1935-1943)
Chapter 6: Pagano The Fighter: The Life and Death of a Partisan From Milan to Mauthausen (January 1941-April 1945)
Chapter 7: Giuseppe Pagano, Polemical Photographer
Chapter 8: Elemental Housing: Giuseppe Pagano's Neorealist Ethos
Building Information Sheets
Anthology of Writings
List of Illustrations