UMBERTO RIVA, Introductions by Mirko Zardini and Pierluigi Nicolin
Editorial Gustavo Gill, 1993, First edition, 96 pp., 8 3/4" X 9 1/2", Softcover
Riva was born in Milan in 1928 and started his career in architecture in 1960, after studying in Milan and later in Venice under Carlo Scarpa (‘he taught me the intensity of architecture’, Riva said about discovering Scarpa’s work). Until the mid-1980s, Riva worked primarily on private commissions for residences, holiday homes and residential buildings, moving on to public and urban design in the later part of his career. He was a regular collaborator of the Milane Triennale after working with the Italian institution on several projects and installations, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement award in 2018.