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Albini was much influenced in this by Adolf Loos; younger Italian designers like Gino Serfatti and Paolo Rizzatto have willingly acknowledged Albini’s influ ence on them. 1954 D avid C ast 1957-61 1962-63 1963-69 &c 1977-86 1969-89 Istituto N azionale delle Assicurazioni, M ilan (building and interiors) Fabio Filzi W orkers Housing Estate, Viale Argonne, M ilan (buildings and interiors; w ith Renato Camus and Giancarlo Palanti) Dwelling E xhibition, M ilan Triennale (“ Room for a M a n ” and “A partm ent for F our” exhibition layouts) Villa Pestarini, Piazza Tripoli, M ilan (building and interiors) Albini Apartm ent, M ilan (interiors and furnishings) Criteria for the M odern H om e, M ilan Triennale (“ Living Room for a Villa” exhibition layouts) Istituto N azionale delle Assicurazioni, Parm a (building and interiors) Palazzo Bianco, Genoa (renovation and remodelling of the interiors) M useum of the Treasury of San Lorenzo, Genoa (building and interiors) Palazzo Rosso, Genoa (museum conversion, with Franca Helg) Italian Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Stockholm and Helsinki (exhibition layouts) Palazzo Rosso, Genoa (M arcenaro apartm ent conversion and interiors) La Rinascente departm ent store, Rome (building and interiors) M etro stations, M ilan (interiors with Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Bob N oorda) Sant’ Agostino M useum , Genoa (restoration, additions and interiors, with M arco Albini, Franca Helg and Antonio Piva) Civic M useum , Padua (restoration and reorganization of Cloisters and New Painting Gallery; with M arco Albini, Franca Helg and A ntonio Piva) Albini designed num erous items of furniture from the 1930s.
Catalogue o f Architectural Drawings in the Victoria and A lbert M useum: R obert A dam , London: Victoria and A lbert M useum , 1988 Rykwert, Joseph and Anne, Fhe Brothers Adam : Fhe M en and the Style, London: Collins, 1985 Stillman, Damie, Fhe Decorative Work o f R obert A dam , London: Academy, and N ew York: St. M a rtin ’s Press, 1973 Tait, A. 452-63 Wilton-Ely, John, Piranesi as A rchitect and Designer, N ew Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993 Yarwood, Doreen, R obert A d a m , London: Dent, and N ew York: Scribner, 1970 Aesthetic Movement The Aesthetic M ovem ent of the 1870s and 1880s was a cult of beauty.
Whistler, a flam boyant, articulate polemicist for Aestheticism and an acquaintance of G autier’s, countered w ith the argum ent that paintings are independent visual sensations in which subject m atter is irrelevant. The case was followed exhaustively in the press, and popularized the tenet of “art for a rt’s sake”, as well as the w it and extrava gance of its leading proponents. Calls for the reform of British design dated to the 1840s. They became more strident following the G reat Exhibition of 1851, when the design failings of contem porary British m anu factured goods were displayed for all to see.