Edoardo Gellner in Cortina d'Ampezzo

From Palazzo Telve to Luce delle Dolomiti

  • Edited by Eleonora De Filippis
  • Binding Hardcover with jacket
  • Size 24 x 30 cm
  • Pages 144
  • Illustrations 150
  • Language English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836651832
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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Edoardo Gellner played a key role in 20th-century Italian architectural scene. As soon as he arrived in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the 1940s, Gellner fell in love with the unique charm of this place, its rural architecture, and the imposing mountains surrounding it, so he soon settled there. In 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo was chosen as the venue of the first Winter Olympic Games held in Italy. As a consequence, local institutions felt the urge to provide the small city, already a prestigious destination for international tourism, with avant-garde infrastructure. With his cultured and original language, Gellner became one of the leading figures of this urban renewal by designing some important structures, including Palazzo Telve, at that time headquarters of Società Telefonica delle Venezie. More than 60 years after its construction, the building, included in the lists of the Veneto twentieth century architectures in Territorial Regional Coordination Project, underwent a careful renovation brought about by the new owner, Lir, holding founded by its President Mario Moretti Polegato. During the refurbishment, they adopted innovative solutions while preserving the original and distinctive features of the building. Thus, Luce delle Dolomiti was born. This book tells the story of Palazzo Telve, as well as a piece of the recent history of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Rich in photographs, it illustrates the phases of the renovation, which helped not only to enhance the building and the surrounding area, but to carry out in-depth studies on this fundamental architect and his work as well.

Eleonora De Filippis

Edoardo Gellner and Cortina
Massimo Spampani

Palazzo Telve, Gellner and the debate against architecture
Michele Merlo

Safeguarding palazzo telve
Edi Pezzetta

From Palazzo Telve to Luce delle dolomiti
Rosario Picciotto

Photographic appendix
Luce delle Dolomiti

edited by Eleonora De Filippis

Biographical notes

Selected bibliography

Index of names