Luigi Moretti (1907-1973) is widely considered the most important Italian architect of the 20th century. He produced a massive body of work in the years 1930-1973 in Italy and further afield. Best known to Americans is surely his 1961 Watergate Complex in Washington DC.
On Friday 26 November, a group of more than 20 Academy Fellows and visitors grouped together for a nine hour quest to examine some of Moretti’s most significant pre-war and post-war constructions in Rome. The day concluded with a visit to “Luigi Moretti architetto: Dal razionalismo all’informale”, the inaugural exhibition of MAXXI Architectura, a show which closed 28 November. (more…)