- Societa' editrice Vitali e Ghianda, Genova 1957
- XVI, 303 pages
- Width 13,5, height 18,5
- printed on different colored papers
- Softcover, First edition
In this book "In praise of Architecture" designer, architect, artist, editor of Domus Magazine Gio Ponti urges to "Love architecture, be it ancient or modern. Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives." Reprinted in 2008, this valuable 1957 first original edition, that Ponti indicated as "small pocket architecture", is almost lost and hard to find.