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Critical review of studies on the representation of architecture and use of the image in science and art

Architect, full professor at the Department of Architecture of the University "G. D'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara; President of the Architects of Rome; president of Europan Italy; he is member of the scientific committee of SAIE of Bologna; deputy editor of the magazine "Il Progetto"; editor of "Op.Cit., selection of contemporary art criticism"; member of the Scientific Committee of "Amphion and Zethos" and "Cityscape"; he is Miembro Honorifico of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Ciudad de México, of Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de México and of the Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos; member of the Executive Council of CTS UID, the Union of Italian Drawing, for which he received the Silver Plaque; responsible for architecture at the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia founded by G. Treccani; advisor of the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale.

He was president of the section Inarch Lazio (2003-2011); the board of directors of the Almagià Foundation; visiting critic at the ETH in Zurich and the Cornell University; teacher at the IES - LUISS University in Rome, the Politecnico di Milano and the Sapienza University of Rome; judge for the "International Feltrinelli Prize" Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei; advisor of the national award Inarch; curator, in 2002, of the exhibition "From Futurism to the Possible Future in Italian contemporary architecture", promoted by the National Council of Architects and the "Italy Foundation in Japan 2001".

In 2006 he cured, with F. Purini, the Italian Pavilion at the "10th International Architecture Biennale of Venice" and in 2010 the Inarch pavilion at the "12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale".

In 2009 he was awarded the international prize "Sebetia-Ter", with a Silver Plaque from the President of the Italian Republic. His scientific activity is documented by more than 350 publications, including several books.

His writings, projects and realizations appear on the main Italian and foreign magazines.

A biography is published in Architecture - Encyclopedia of architecture, Motta - Il Sole 24 Ore.