Bocconi University Milan: The Evolution of the Urban Campus
Photographs by Massimo Siragusa
Bocconi University in Milan is Italy’s most important university for economic education and one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Founded in 1902 by entrepreneur and senator Ferdinando Bocconi, the university is the most important and renowned private university in Italy. Established in order to provide a high level of economic education for the new Italian ruling class, in the course of its history Bocconi has trained prime ministers, great entrepreneurs, and even celebrities from the digital world.
This book shows the university’s structures through expansive photography taken specifically for it by photographer Massimo Siragusa. The Bocconi buildings represent a fascinating compendium of modern and contemporary architecture, having been designed by some of the most important Italian architects of the twentieth century, such as Giuseppe Pagano, Giovanni Muzio, and Ignazio Gardella, as well as recent international archistars such as Shelley McNamara and the Japanese SANAA studio.
About The Author
Massimo Siragusa teaches photography at the European Institute of Design, Rome. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Italy and abroad and published in important international magazines