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Early life[ edit ] Zevi was born and died in Rome. His family was Italian Jewish. Due to the anti-Semitic laws, Zevi was forced in to abandon his studies, and so left for London, UK, before moving to the United States. In he married Italian journalist and writer Tullia Calabi.

He was active in the Action Party and later in Popular Unity and in the Radical Party , which he represented in the Chamber of Deputies from to Cronache e storia. In place of the classical language of the Beaux Art school, with its focus on abstract principles of order, proportion, and symmetry, he presents an alternative system of communication characterized by a free interpretation of contents and function, an emphasis on difference and dissonance, a dynamic of multidimensional vision, and independent interplay of elements, an organic marriage of engineering and design, a concept of living spaces that are designed for use, and an integration of buildings into their surroundings.

Anticipating the innovations of postmodern architecture, Zevi argues forcefully for complexity and against unity, for decomposition dialogue between architecture and historiography, finding elements of the modern language of architecture throughout history, and discussing the process of architectural innovation. How to Look at Architecture that space is essential for both the definition and appreciation of architecture. Lacking a modern code, they weakened and regressed to the familiar womb of classicism.

This exciting theory of architecture as rupture and fragmentation marks him out as the seminal theoretician for all currents of modernism interested in iconoclasm and deconstruction, from Alvar Aalto in the s to Daniel Libeskind in the s.

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