In occasione di un centenario. Leonardo Ricci, dai primi progetti del dopoguerra all'exploit di casa Balmain
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 71, 2019
To mark the centenary of Leonardo Ricci’s birth, the article retraces a section of the life and works of the architect of the Florentine school. From the projects developed with his colleagues, especially Leonardo Savioli, in the fruitful yet difficult climate of the years immediately after the Second World War, when the personality of the master Giovanni Michelucci influences and directs the design choices of the young Ricci, to his first autonomous works, the community centre of Agàpe in Prali and, above all, the significant adventure of the village of Monterinaldi. Then there are the exceptional commissions for the villas built between the Fifties and Sixties, in particular those for Elisabeth Mann, Bruno Rossi, Massimo Severo Giannini, Countess Pleydell Bouverie and Pierre Balmain, up to the last community experience in Riesi and the Sorgane experiment, with which Ricci inaugurates a new stage in his research oriented, from then onwards, towards the theme of macrostructures.