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Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo: Sicilian Creativity

Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

Gae Aulenti and Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo are the only two Italians featured in issue n° 732 of Casabella dedicated to women architects. The magazine reviews Aulenti’s life and works and illustrates Cannizzo’s Parisi Sortino house. As Aulenti is a national icon, a must for any popular magazine, Casabella’s review is really an acknowledgement of Maria Giuseppina. Her works were shown at the interiors exhibition curated by Mirko Zardini at the 2004 Venice Biennial, and were rightly nominated for the Triennale Gold Medal and the Mies Award. Were it not for her stubborn perfectionism that obliges her to go for selective, meticulously thought-out production, exhibitions and publications on her works would abound. In her native Sicily, Grasso Cannizzo is a byword for unswervingly professional design genius that is nonetheless willing to look to the contemporary world. She is adored by...

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