Leonardo Benevolo

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Leonardo Benevolo (born 25 September 1923, Orta San Giulio, Italy)[1] is an Italian architect, city planner and architecture historian.[1][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


  1. ^ a b "Benèvolo, Leonardo" (in Italian). Treccani.it. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Eduard Arnold: "Book Review: The European City", in Cultural Geographies, vol.1, April 1994
  3. ^ a b Tournikiotis, Panayotis: The Historiography of Modern Architecture, p. 283, MIT Press, 1999