“Razionalismo sul lago di Como”. It’s the name of the book presented in our Stone Gallery on the occasion of the Cantù Wood Festival.
When a story is so interesting that it charms both the senses of sight and hearing, time passes so quickly you don’t notice it and you suddenly find yourself at the end of the presentation, almost by surprise.
This was case with Luigi Cavadini and Lorenza Ceruti, the authors of the book “Rationalism on Lake Como“, which we had the great pleasure of hosting on Saturday for the opening of the Cantù Wood Festival. They took us on an evocative journey through the buildings and rationalist monuments that have marked the history of architecture in Como and its surroundings.
This breath-taking voyage travels through the buildings and rationalist monuments that have marked the history of architecture in Como and its surroundings. It starts from the Novocomum, passes through the Monument to the Fallen, arrives at the Casa del Fascio and continues on to the Monumental Fountain.
But this is just the beginning of the journey. . The authors have gathered together many rationalist destinations to discover, including designer villas, monuments and palaces, some of them outside of Como, reaching as far as Lecco, bringing out the hidden, sometimes even secret, beauties of the region.
From the Garbagnati Nursery in the “Outside Como” section, to the Houses for Artists in “Tremezzina”, up to the Kiosk for replenishment in the “Lecco” section: the 28 selected works are described in depth through a simple language that allows you to immerse yourself in the rationalist spirit and its history
The Rationalism of Lake Como could only be described through the alternation of two points of view. The first is that of Luigi Cavadini, an art critic and architectural expert who has managed to enter into the detail of each work through the selection and analysis of the buildings, always keeping his eyes open to pick out the technical and historical details. He is the one responsible for all the texts in the catalogue.
With extensive experience as an architect in the Terragni Architetti studio, the images with which photographer Lorenza Ceruti has decided to describe Rationalism by the lake tell a truly visual story, which add life and colour to the texts that comprise the book. Twenty-eight works are described in depth through a simple language that allows you to immerse yourself in the rationalist spirit and its history.