Engineer, architect and builder, Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, 1891 – Rome, 1979) is one of the greatest personalities in the history of architecture of the twentieth century, with works scattered all over the world. The catalog, published in Italian, French and English, accompanies the traveling exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture as Challenge and tells, through essays and 12 insights dedicated to the most significant case studies (from the Turin Palazzo del Lavoro to the room for papal audiences in the Vatican), the development of his projects from the early 1920s to the 1970s, but also his pioneering research on materials, construction techniques and experimentation on models.

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
Year: 2010
Authors: Cristiana Chiorino e Carlo Olmo