Aronco, Raimondo d

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Aronco, Raimondo d' (1857–1932). Important Italian architect responsible for the graceful buildings at the International Exposition of Decorative Arts held at Turin (1902), where Art Nouveau (called in Italy Stile Liberty), was vigorously in evidence. The central rotunda at Turin was an ebullient design, much ornamented, with low symmetrical wings. D'Aronco's buildings marked a climax of the style, even though his particular architectural language was greatly influenced by the Sezession in its Austrian manifestation. The d'Aronco mausoleum at Udine (1898) demonstrated other aspects of his eclecticism, with its battered walls, Egyptianizing heads, and influences from Wagner and Viollet-le-Duc.


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