Leonardo Benevolo

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Leonardo Benevolo (born 1923, Orta San Giulio, Italy)[1] is an Italian architectural and urban historian.[2] Benevolo studied architecture in Rome where he graduated in 1946. Later taught history of architecture in Rome, Florence, Venice and Palermo.[3] His book Storia dell'archittetura moderna (History of Modern Architecture) first published in 1960 has been reprinted 18 times, as of 1996, and translated into six other languages.[3]


  • 1971 The origins of Modern Town Planning, MIT Press
  • 1977 History of Modern Architecture, MIT Press
  • 1980 The History of the City, MIT Press
  • 1995 The European City, Wiley-Blackwell