Alessandra Cianchetta is an architect and independent curator. Visiting professor at the public-realm New Academy of Fine Arts (Milan), she has lectured at architectural venues in Barcelona, Milan, Paris, London, Copenhagen and Beijing. She has contributed to the permanent collection of the GAMC, City of Architecture and Heritage, Paris, and is responsible for several landscape and public realm projects for a number of cities in Europe. Co-author of Park Güell (Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2002) and Alvaro Siza: Private Houses 1954-2004 (Skira, Gustavo Gili, Milan, 2004).
This book shows how night redefines the framework of thought and action in the realm of the imaginary, of territorial planning and of the practice of landscape, the aim being to arrive at a contemporary urbanism based on perceptual experience.
The book is structured in three parts: the...