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Triennial 1951: Post-War Reconstruction and “Divine Proportion”

  • Anna Chiara Cimoli
  • Fulvio Irace


This research centres on the conference dedicated to the theme “Divina Proporzione” organised on the occasion of the 1951 Milano Triennale. Participating in the meeting were some of the most important art historians, architects, engineers, mathematicians and artists of the day: from a very young James Ackerman to Pier Luigi Nervi, from Le Corbusier to Carlo Mollino, from Lucio Fontana to Ernesto Rogers. That historic moment, even given the plurality of voices and approaches, represented the synthesis of a reflection that was as urgent as it was rich in implications, since it brought the concept of “proportion” into the very heart of post-war reconstruction.


Milan Triennial Divine Proportion Le Corbusier James Ackerman Pier Luigi Nervi Carlo Mollino Ernesto Rogers modern architecture design theory theory of proportions Modulor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MilanoITALY
  2. 2.Faculty of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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