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Zevi, Bruno

Born: 1918

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Architectural historian and architect.  Erich Mendelsohn scholar.  In the early 1960s, student actions for the reform of the curriculum at the Scuola Superiore di Architettura at Rome (now within the University of Rome La Sapienza) resulted in the reformist appointments of Zevi, Luigi Piccinato (1899-1983), and Ludovico Quaroni (1911-1987) 1963 and 1964. Together with Paolo Portoghesi, he was part of an attack by another architectural historian, Manfredo Tafuri, on the repsonsibilities of architectural history in the 1960s and 1970s.

Home Country: Italy

Sources: KMP, 51 mentioned, 103; "Zevi's View of History." RIBA Journal 90 (November 1983): 31.

Bibliography: Architecture as Space: How to Look at Architecture. New York: 1957.