About Elena Dellapiana

Elena Dellapiana, Architect, PhD, is Associate Professor of Architecture and Design History in the Department of Architecture & Design at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). She is a scholar of architecture, town and design history of the nineteenth and twentieth century, with several papers and books on Italian and European architects and on the transmission of architectural culture in arts academies, applied arts museums, the discussion about historical sources and historicism. In 2013 she collaborated to Made in Italy. Rethinking a Century of Italian Design edited by K. Fallan and G. Lees Maffey (Bloomsbury). She is one of the authors of Storia del’architettura italiana: L’Ottocento edited by A. Restucci (Milan: Electa, 2005) and a member of several research groups. Among her recent publications: Il design della ceramica in Italia (1850-2000) (Milan: Electa, 2010) and Il design degli architetti italiani 1920-2000, with F. Bulegato (Milan: Electa, 2014). With G. Montanari, Una storia dell’architettura contemporanea (Torino: Utet, 2015).

Pubblicati in AISDesign Studi e Ricerche

Ricominciare dal Quadrifoglio. La Storia del design di Renato De Fusco: riduzione e artificio

Architetti e designer: È anche questione di fonti. L’archivio dell’Istituto Alvar Aalto a Pino Torinese

Lost in translation

How designers write: Notes on compared readings for a discipline of language

The long Journey of Design. The exhibition “Colori e forme nella casa d’oggi” in Como, 1957