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Notes from the Italian Art Society, promoting the study of the architecture and visual arts of Italy, from prehistory to the present day.

Architect Giovanni Michelucci was born on this day in 1891 in Pistoia. After completing his studies in Florence in 1914, Michelucci designed a number of private and public buildings.  He is best known for the Santa Maria Novella station in Florence, his first major work, and his Brutalist Post Office in Via Verdi.

Santa Maria Novella train station, 1933-5, Florence

Palazzo delle Poste, Florence, 1964-7

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Longarone, 1975-82

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    this was my post office in italy
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    I feel bad about referring to the post office as The Ugly Grey Building now…
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