Giovanni Muzio

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Giovanni Muzio
Born (1893-02-12)12 February 1893
Milan, Italy
Died 21 May 1982(1982-05-21) (aged 89)
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Alma mater Politecnico di Milano
Occupation Architect
Projects Basilica of the Annunciation

Giovanni Muzio (February 12, 1893 - May 21, 1982) was an Italian architect. Muzio was born and died in Milan. He was closely associated with the fascist Novecento Italiano artists group.[1]


After service in World War I Muzio began his practice in 1920 and is responsible for the best-known work of the Novecento movement, the 1922 residential block called the Ca' Brutta ("Ugly House") on the Via Moscova in Milan. The style is a stripped-down neo-classicism, five stories on a rounded corner patterned with real and blind arches, and bands of color for each story.

With Gio Ponti and the artist Mario Sironi Muzio designed the Popolo d'Italia pavilion for the 1928 Milan Trade fair, the Italian pavilion for the 1928 Pressa Exhibition in Cologne and the exhibition buildings for the 1930 Triennale exhibition.[1] Other buildings include the Milan Tennis Club (1923-9), the Banca Bergamasca (1924-7), the Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa (1932).

A notable project by Muzio is the design of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, completely rebuilt between 1960 and 1969.

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  1. ^ a b Claudia Lazzaro, ed. (2005), Donatello Among the Blackshirts, Cornell University, pp. 225–227, ISBN 0-8014-4288-5 

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