Augusto Guidini
Augusto Guidini from Barbengo, Ticino (1853-1928) is rated in the Swiss architectural inventory 1850-1920 - INSA as a pioneer of art history and restoration together with prominent personalities such as Jacob Burckhardt, Johann Rudolf Rahn, Edoardo Berta and Eugen Probst. The same publication also places him among the most important and cultivated architects of the period by publishing his portrait on its cover next to the portraits of Gottfried Semper, Karl Moser and Hans Bernoulli. These flattering considerations have not yet been followed by an appropriate amount of historic and artistic research.
The Academy of architecture library in Mendrisio, curator of Augusto Guidini's and many other famous architects' book donations, now sets out to fill this gap and presents the results of new research based on previously unpublished archival fonds, direct sources, evidence from his built work, and his architectural heritage.
This first monographic study of Augusto Guidini's work, enriched by a complete and detailed atlas of built and unbuilt projects, publishes contributions by Riccardo Bergossi, Stefania Bianchi, Valeria Farinati, Arnaldo Guidini, Chiara Lumia, Ornella Selvafolta, and Angela Windholz. They trace the human and professional destiny of this versatile artist, refined draughtsmann and major intellectual figure of his times.
Augusto Guidini di Barbengo : architetto, giornalista, politico
a cura di Angela Windholz
Mendrisio ; Bellinzona : Mendrisio Academy Press ; Edizioni Casagrande, 2016
158 p. : ill.
ISBN: 9788877137272

Launch price at the library loan desk: CHF 30.-
Catalogo Bi9
At the conclusion of Augusto Rima's archive inventoring, the Library of the Academy contributes to the 9th Biennale dell’Immagine (organized by Galleria Cons Arc and the m.a.x. Museo in Chiasso, with the title TRASFORMAZIONI). It does so by exhibiting a selection of historic documents.
The photographs shown in the exhibition reveal the complex environmental conditions and engineering challenges connected to Ticino's watercourses management, as well as the ecological imbalances brought about by the booming economy and demography of this region.
Acque, infrastrutture e memoria - Una selezione di documenti fotografici tratti dall’archivio dell’ingegner Augusto Rima di Locarno (1916-2003)
a cura di Angela Windholz
in Trasformazioni : Bi9 - Biennale dell'immagine : 12.10.2014 - 11.01.2015
Chiasso : Progetto Stampa, 2014
p. 73-79
By publishing the photographs related to the construction of the Milan underground, the Academy of architecture Library wishes to remember the gigantic work around the Linea 1, as well as the deep alteration of the urban framework that resulted from its digging.
Metro Milano : il cantiere della Metropolitana Milanese 1958 -1962
una documentazione fotografica con un racconto di Gianni Biondillo ; a cura di Angela Windholz
23.5 x 16.5 cm, 112 pp.
107 ill. b/n
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 978-88-36-62708-0
€ 15 / frs 20.–
Sold by SilvanaEditoriale or at the library loan desk.
The Academy of architecture Library has acquired a large collection on hydraulics that was formerly part of the library of engineer Augusto Rima from Mosogno (1916-2003). It stands out as a very rich research source for topics regarding water resources management, lakes and rivers engineering, the history of hydraulic techniques and the development of water methodologies. This article presents the collection and describes its peculiarities.
Il Fondo "Acqua" dell’ing. Augusto Rima : un patrimonio acquisito dalla Biblioteca dell’Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio
di Angela Windholz e Francesca Ambrosio Resciniti
in Arte e storia, n.54(2012), p. 126-130

Il Fondo "Acqua".pdf