Gio Ponti, who died 40 years ago, was a master of many trades: artist, art director, designer, teacher, publisher, and poet. And then there’s architecture. Ponti designed over 100 buildings, including Milan’s Pirelli Tower and Caracas’s Villa Planchart. As Charles Eames wrote in 1967, “Ponti is one of the rare ones—an architect who considers everything as architecture and has practiced architecture in all his work.” This retrospective celebrates the many mediums of Ponti’s prodigious career. —J.V.
Gio Ponti: Amare L'Architettura was featured in the November 2, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on