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SENIGALLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Introduction by RICHARD INGERSOLL
Photographs by MARIO CIAMPI

Dual language edition: ENGLISH/ITALIAN
Paperback (with cloth cover) / 48 pages (plus 12 vellum pages)
11-3/8 x 12-3/4 inches / 29 x 32.5 cm
36 color and 15 black & white illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-0-9544288-0-8

US $ 45

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DESCRIPTION

Senigallia Public Library is an in-depth analysis of a single project realized by Italian architects Massimo and Gabriella Carmassi in the historic center of Senigallia (located in the Marche region of Italy) to create the town’s library and archive. The renovation of this early nineteenth-century complex is an outstanding example of how the fabric of historic buildings can be used to make spectacular modern architecture. Rather than restore the buildings to some idealized original state and adapt them to a new purpose, the architects integrated existing pieces of the structures with new construction. The masterful use materials—metal, wood, concrete, glass, ancient brick—resulted in timeless spaces that have a unique combination of contemporary style and an appropriate reflective atmosphere. Echoing the architects’ creation, this handsomely produced book also uses a variety of materials—uncoated and coated paper stocks, vellum pages, and a sophisticated cloth jacket. The book also includes an introduction by Richard Ingersoll that offers a complete description of the restoration.

AUTHOR

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MARIO CIAMPI has been an architectural photographer for more than twenty-five years and his work has appeared in numerous magazines worldwide, and in particular, Casa Vogue and Architectural Digest

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MASSIMO CARMASSI is currently a professor at the University of Venice. All of Massimo and Gabriella Carmassi’s built projects are located in Italy. Recent works include the San Michele in Borgo public housing project in Pisa and a cemetery in Arezzo.

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RICHARD INGERSOLL was born in California and earned a doctorate in architectural history at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1983 to 1997 he was the editor of Design Book Review. He currently teaches at Syracuse University in Florence and at ETH Zurich.