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Michelangelo (subject)
Andrea Palladio (subject)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (subject)
Le Corbusier (subject)
Philip Johnson (subject)
Louis Kahn (subject)
Carlo Scarpa (subject)
Charles Moore (subject)


circa 1977 – 1982



MLA Citation:

George Ranalli Lecture. circa 1977 – 1982. Giuseppe Zambonini papers; Open Atelier of Design Lecture Series. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Jul 2019


George Ranalli presents “pieces, layers, skins,” his understanding of architectural insertions; spatial layering. He defines illusionary space. Inside/outside. Cites examples: Palace of Domitian, Pantheon, Laurentian Library, Teatro Olimpico, Doge’s Palace, Venice, Sir John Soane’s house, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Louis Kahn’s Bryn Mawr dormitory and Mellon Centre, and his own project, the façade, second-floor renovation for NYC shop First of August. Q+A discussion with Open Atelier of Design (OAD) students follows.