(b. 1869, Milano, d. 1917, Milano)

Palazzo Castiglioni: façade

Corso Venezia 47-49, Milan

The sensual revelry of Baroque susceptibilities also set the parameters for a definitive version of Italian Art Nouveau. Many architects of the period combined their Baroque inheritance with modern building materials, bringing a cascading, opulent architecture without comparison. The works of Giuseppe Sommaruga - for example, his Palazzo Castiglioni in Milan - have a Baroque sumptuousness whose sense of drama recalls the operas of Verdi and Puccini.

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