Casabella is a monthly Italian architectural and product design magazine with a focus on modern, radical design and architecture. It includes interviews with the world's most prominent architects.

History and profile

Casabella was founded in 1928[1][2] at Milan by Guido Marangoni. Its initial name was La Casa Bella (The Beautiful Home). In 1933, the architect Giuseppe Pagano became editor, changing the name to Casa Bella. Subsequently, the architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers, who editedthe magazine from 1953 to 1965, changed the name further to Casabella Continuità, Casabella Costruzioni, Costruzioni Casabella, and, after the departure of Rogers, Casabella.[3]

During its history, Casabella featured many important architects and designers, including Franco Albini, Gae Aulenti, and Marco Zanuso, contributing as creative editors. It has also published some articles written by Barry Bergdoll, curator at the Department of Architecture and Design of The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) of New York City.

After being edited by Vittorio Gregotti between 1981 and 1996, the magazine's editorial helm has been taken over by Francesco Dal Co. It is published by Gruppo Mondadori with a 2014 circulation of 45,000 copies.[1]

See also


  1. "Magazines". Mondadori. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. AnnMarie Brennan (July 2011). "Instrument of Industrial Modernization to Cultural Platform: A glimpse at the use of architecture in some Italian magazines, 1937-1965". Proceedings of the XXVIIIth SAHANZ Annual Conference. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. Design Dictionary on Casabella Archived November 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 11 October 2009.

Further reading

  • Chiara Baglione, Casabella 1928-2008, Electa, Milano 2008.
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