The project “Italian Diaspora in the World”, born in 2009, in recent years has produced an interesting number of scientific researches aimed at knowing the Italian creativity and genius abroad. In fact, since the first half of the 19th century, the Italian migration phenomenon has never stopped. The consequence of this migration has been the realization of important projects in foreign countries. Many Italian artists, architects, and engineers have worked all over the world and whose creativity has favored the development and growth of many nations. However, many of these professionals are unknown in the pages of the history of architecture and engineering. Among them is the engineer Edgardo Contini, Italian of Jewish origin who emigrated to the United States in 1938 and who has carried out important projects between New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He was a partner of the Austrian architect Victor Gruen who designed many shopping centers, office towers, new town, and airport plans. Between 1946 and 1980 he worked with important international architects and among his young collaborators also Frank Owen Gehry.

Italian Diaspora Edgardo Contini, Italian Engineer in United States

OLIMPIA NIGLIO
2020

Abstract

The project “Italian Diaspora in the World”, born in 2009, in recent years has produced an interesting number of scientific researches aimed at knowing the Italian creativity and genius abroad. In fact, since the first half of the 19th century, the Italian migration phenomenon has never stopped. The consequence of this migration has been the realization of important projects in foreign countries. Many Italian artists, architects, and engineers have worked all over the world and whose creativity has favored the development and growth of many nations. However, many of these professionals are unknown in the pages of the history of architecture and engineering. Among them is the engineer Edgardo Contini, Italian of Jewish origin who emigrated to the United States in 1938 and who has carried out important projects between New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He was a partner of the Austrian architect Victor Gruen who designed many shopping centers, office towers, new town, and airport plans. Between 1946 and 1980 he worked with important international architects and among his young collaborators also Frank Owen Gehry.
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