Casabella holdings at the Beinecke
Founded in 1928 by Guido Marangoni in Milan, Casabella is an architectural and design magazine with a focus on modern, radical designit, notable in particular for featuring extended interviews with prominent contemporary architects.
Created by Guido Marangoni in January 1928, this Italian magazine of radical contemporary architecture and design was original titled La casa bella. It was published monthly by Studio Editoriale Milanese in Milan. After five years, Giuseppe Pagano took over at the helm, and changed the name to Casabella, signaling a broader shift in the direction of the magazine, which coincided with its acquisition by Domus. The identity of the publication continued to shift, and it was published under the various titled Casabella costruzioni (1938-40), Costruzioni casabella (1940-43), Costruzioni (1946-47), Casabella continuità (1954-65), until finally returning to Casabella in August 1965. There were also several periods in which publication was halted by the Italian ministry of popular culture (1943-45; 1947-53). In January 1977, Gruppo Editoriale Electa took over the magazine, and since 1966 it has been published by Mondadori Editore, in an edition of some 47,000 copies monthly. The current director, Francesco Dal Co, has run Casabella since March 1966. Casabella has featured architecture and design projects by the likes Alvar Aalto, Peter Behrens, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Arne Jacobsen, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Carlo Mollino, Eero Saarinen, and Frank Lloyd Wright.