Biography

Paolo Rosselli was introduced to photography by Ugo Mulas at the age of 20. After the degree in Architecture he begins a series of long journeys in India with Arturo Schwarz. During these long stays dedicated to the architecture of the Hindu temple, he begins assembling photographic profiles of Indian cities. Since then, his approach to architecture through photography evolves in other directions to contemporary architecture in Europe; towards masters of modern architecture as Giuseppe Terragni, and in the direction of the past, the Renaissance architecture in Italy.

Beside this activity he has pursued specific researches on contemporary urban landscape and on the interiors of the home, seen as a place where people leave traces of their living. He was invited to the Venice Biennial in three editions: in 1993 he exhibited groups of works on signs and messages found in the cities; in 2004 he shows an exploration on the interior of the home; lastly, in 2006, he showed a group of images of contemporary cities as Mexico, Shanghai, L.A., Istanbul, London.

Recently, with the book Sandwich digitale and Scena Mobile published in 2009 and 2012 by Quodlibet, he has started to write on photography and about the changes in the perception of the real world in the digital age. In all, he is author of around twenty books. Paolo Rosselli was teacher of photography at the Milan Polytechnic for a brief period. He lives and works in Milano.

BOOKS credited as photographer Publisher Year  
Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Novartis Campus, BaselMerian Verlag, Basel 2015
Souto de Moura, Novartis Campus, BaselMerian Verlag, Basel2012
The 20° century world architecturePhaidon2012
The endless city, part 2, Ricky Burdett and Dejan SudjicPhaidon2011
David Chipperfield, Novartis Campus, BaselMerian Verlag, Basel2011
RMH / Medical Humanities N° 9, Casa del Fascio TerragniCH2009
Herzog & de Meuron 1997-2001 Vol. 4Birkhauser, Basel, Boston, Berlin2009
Rafael Moneo, Novartis Campus, BaselMerian Verlag, Basel2009
Krischanitz und Frank Architekten, Novartis Campus, BaselMerian Verlag, Basel2008
The endless city, part 1, Ricky Burdett and Dejan SudjicPhaidon2007
Calatrava Complete works 1979-2007, P. JodidioTaschen2007
Modern Architecture A-Z, Peter GoesselTaschen2007
Alvar Aalto, Villa MaireaMotta Editore, Milano2007
Peter Maerkli, Novartis Campus, BaselMerian Verlag, Basel2006
Entrez Lentement, Eileen Gray, RoquebruneEditoriale Lotus2005
Building with Light, Robert ElwallMerrel, London2004
Santiago Calatrava, The complete works A. TzonisRizzoli Internatiional 2004
Santiago Calatrava ArtworksBirkhauser2002
Santiago Calatrava SculpturesZurich2000
Santiago Calatrava, A.TzonisRizzoli International, New York/ Thames & Hudson London1999
Santiago Calatrava, public buildingsBirkhauser1998
Santiago Calatrava, work in progressSkira1998
Santiago Calatrava, Philip JodidioTaschen1998
Santiago CalatravaArchitectural Monographs Academy, London N° 461996
Santiago Calatrava Bridges, II EditionBirkhauser1996
Santiago Calatrava, opera completaElecta1996
Juan Navarro BaldewegMotta Editore, Milano1996
Santiago Calatrava, A. TzonisBirkhauser1996
Santiago CalatravaMotta Editore, Milano1995
BBPR, Il monumento per i caduti di AuschwitzElecta1995
Gio Ponti architettoIl Cardo Editore, Venezia1995
Calatrava, BridgesArtemis Verlag, Zurich1993
Santiago Calatrava, Banhof StadelhofenErnst Wasmuth Verlag GMBH & Co, Berlin1993
Santiago CalatravaBirkhauser, Basel CH1989
J.Navarro Baldeweg, MonographElecta1989
The daring flight, Santiago Calatrava, Lotus DocumentsElecta1988
Gio Ponti, la casa all’italiana, Text by Fulvio IraceElecta1988
Progettare nella città, A photographic survey on industrial district in TorinoAllemandi, Torino1988
Gio Ponti, 1891-1979, The Seibu Museum of artTokyo Exhibition catalogue1986
BOOKS credited as authorPublisherYear  
Shooting Space – Architecture in contemporary PhotographPhaidon2015
Ansichts Sache – 150 Jahre Architekturfotografie in GraubundenBundnerkunstmuseum, Chur, Scheidegger & Spiess2013
Scena mobile – Photographs taken from the carQuodlibet, Macerata2012
Sandwich Digitale – Photographs and texts about photography in he age of digital technique.Quodlibet, Macerata2009
Giuseppe Terragni Atlas, Text by A.Terragni, D. Libeskind, P. Rosselli – A photographic surveySkira, Milano2004
Dislocation – A project on the interior of the house; colour photographs of domestic spaces.Solea Editrice, Milano2002
Architecture in Photography – A selection of architectural photographs from 1982 to the presentSkira, Milano2001
Antica città moderna Contemporary views of the city of MateraEd. F.Stella, Matera1999
Das Italien Jacob Burckhardt Renaissance Architecture in Rome, Florence, MilanArchitekturMuseum Editions, Basel 1997
Milano, 1950-1960, the architecture of the reconstruction with F. IraceMotta Ed., Milano1996
Paolo Rosselli, Messaggi Personali – On signs and words found in European and Archivi della fotografia, Skira, Milano1996
Creatures from the mind of Santiago Calatrava – A selection of photographs on the work of S.C.Artemis Verlag, Zurich1992
Du grosses stilles leuchten Bundner KunstMuseum – Landscape photography in Switzerland Offizin Verlag, Zurich1992
Genoa 1992, the painted city – Photographs of recent projects by Aldo Rossi, Ignazio Gardella Lotus Documents, Electra 1992
Engadin, architecture and landscape – A Photographic survey of architecture and environment Desertina Verlag, Chur, Switzerland1985
Il culto della donna nella tradizione indiana, with Arturo Schwarz Laterza, Bari1983
L’arte dell’amore in India e Nepal, with Arturo Schwarz Laterza, Bari1980
Works in the architectural quarterly Lotus 1982-2013    
Italian TheoryMaria Garrone151
Italian TheoryAdolfo Natalini151
Museo 900, MilanoItalo Rota146
Università Statale MilanoLiliana Grassi141
Università BocconiGrafton Architects138
Quay de Branly / de Young MuseumJ.Nouvel / H.& D.M134
Rooftop HouseSonia Calzoni133
Fotografia di ArchitetturaPaolo Rosselli 129
Terragni – Graham G.Terragni 125
Villa Mairea Alvar Aalto 119
House in ArzachenaMarco Zanuso119
Le Cabanon Le Corbusier119
Maison en bord de MerEileen Gray 119
Street Photography Paolo Rosselli 118
S. Gallen Emergency CentreSantiago Calatrava103
Comparison of views / Jacob Burckhardt Paolo Rosselli 101
Oriente Station, Lisbon Santiago Calatrava99
Placa de Espana, Alcoi Santiago Calatrava90
Lusitania Bridge, Merida Santiago Calatrava90
Barrio La Sang, Alcoi M. de Solà Morales 90
Atocha Station Madrid Rafael Moneo86
TGV Station, Lyon Satolas Santiago Calatrava86
Vitra Museum Frank O’ Gehry 85
Tramway S. Denis – Bobigny, Paris A. Chemetoff84
American Centre Frank O’ Gehry 84
Development, Bercy Quartier J.P.Buffi84
Housing in Rue de Meaux Renzo Piano 83
Illa, Commercial Centre, Barcelona De Solà M. R. Moneo82
Kindergarten of the Swiss School Broggi -Burckhardt74
Congress Palace in Salamanca J. Navarro Baldeweg74
Two project in Basel J. Herzog De Meuron73
Santa Justa station, Sevilla Cruz y Ortiz70
Stadelhofen Station, Zurich Santiago Calatrava69
Zucchi Factory, Milan Cino Zucchi 62
Hotel Sofitel, La Defense, Paris Gino Valle61
La Petite Maison, Vevey Le Corbusier60
New transitional structures in Lerida Busquets – Domenecq59
Renovation of Murcia Mills J. Navarro Baldeweg59
Cabaret Tabourettli Santiago Calatrava58
Pellanda House in Biasca, Ticino Reichlin – Reinhart58
Madrid, Puerta de Toledo J. Navarro Baldeweg58
Biblioteque in Lyon, Theatre in ChamberyMario Botta57
Bach y Roda Bridge Santiago Calatrava56
Moll de la Fusta Barcelona M. de Solà Morales 56
Milan, Triennale 54
M. d’Orsay, Musée d’Art Moderne, Beaubourg, Paris Gae Aulenti53
Residential buildings in Paris, MontparnasseR. Bofill51
Theatre in Milano Marco Zanuso48
Canopy in PTT depot, Luzern Santiago Calatrava47
Ernsting Factory, Dusseldorf, GermanySantiago Calatrava45
Paris, Conservatoire de Musique C. de Portzamparc 43
Paris, recent works of Portzamparc and Buffi C. de Portz. / J.P.Buffi41
The rotary home, Girasole House in Verona 1935C. Invernizzi40
On India, a monograph on Indian citiesPaolo Rosselli34
Works in architecture monthly DOMUS    
Marsiglia, Centro Cutura Mediterranea, Stefano BoeriStefano Boeri964
Esperanto, architectural photographs902
Teatro di AssagoLibrizzi901
Mexico SetRosselli899
Triennale BovisaCerri898
Fondazione Pomodoro, KounellisCerri896
Musée du Quay de BranlyJean Nouvel895
La città Ideale di G. MozzoniGuglielmo Mozzoni894
Fondazione Pomodoro Milano Cerri 892
Steven Holl – Perforating is communicating Steven Holl891
Palazzo Fuksas Torino Masimiliano Fuksas890
Impluvium, Milan, Vico Magistretti Vico Magistretti889
Reina Sofia – Ampliacion J.NouvelJean Nouvel888
Peek Cloppenburg Koln, R. PianoRenzo Piano887
De Young Museum San Francisco, Herzog & de MeuronHerzog & De Meuron886
Round Blur, TorinoStudio 2P885
Allianz Stadium, Munich, Herzog & de Meuron Herzog & De Meuron883
Woermann Building, I. Canarias, Abalos & Herreros Abalos & Herreros882
Castiglioni, DesignAchille Castiglioni880
Sport Center- Abalos & Herreros a Madrid Abalos & Herreros878
Building by Beniamino Servino, Caserta Beniamino Servino877
Maritime youth House di Copenhagen Plot874
Half Square/Half Crazy Dan Graham Dan Graham873
Ferrari Building, Maranello Giuseppe Terragni872
Terragni-Asilo Sant EliaGiuseppe Terragni868
Terragni-Casa del Fascio ComoGiuseppe Terragni867
Terragni 1904-2004Giuseppe Terragni866
Police station in San Gallen, Switzerland Santiago Calatrava820
Pierluigi Nicolin Pierluigi Nicolin728
The Musikhalle in Suhr, S. Calatrava Santiago Calatrava705
Triennale di Milano701
Works published in architecture & design monthly ABITARESubject TitleIssue year  
Being Norman FosterNorman Foster 507 11.10
Office in Milano496 10.09
Novartis Campus, Basel Sanaa / Gehry496 10.09
LibraryG.Pesce, A.Mendini 494 8.09
3 projects in LondonD. Adjaye483 6.08
Rooftop, Milano 481 4.08
Aldo Rossi, house in Ghiffa A. Rossi 479 2.08
A House by Figini Carlo Figini 477 7.07
India toward future463 7.06
Houses in MilanoP.Nicolin429 6.03
Paolo Rosselli, Dislocation 425 2.03
Houses by Lois Welzenbacher L.Welzenbacher383 4.99
Vienna, new projects Nouvel,Coopimmelbau381 2.99
Lyon T.G.V. Station, Alcoi Sq, Moma, N.Y., Venice S. Calatrava351 5.96
Brera Astronomical Observatory in Milano A. Caccia Dominioni349 4.96
The restoration of Novocomum building in Como G. Terragni348 2.96
Churches in Mogno and Monte Tamaro, Switzerland M. Botta347 1.96
The Medea at Opernhaus in Zurich M. Botta343 9.95
Montecatini Building in Milano L.Berni 333 10.94
A Rationalist house on the lake of Como P. Lingeri331 7-8.94
Houses in Novazzano, Switzerland M. Botta327 3.94
Atocha Station, MadridR. Moneo313 12.92
Luzern St.; Stadelhofen St., ZurichS. Calatrava313 12.92
Genoa 1492-1992 special issue on architecture.311 10.92
The immobile house 306 4.92
Santini restaurant in Milano299 9.91
Hamburg and the Hanseatic cities: the wiped out border 298 8.91
The work of Moretti in Milano Luigi Moretti297 6.91
Switzerland 1990, three architectures L.Vacchini, S.Calatrava290 11.90
A house in Milano288 8.90
The Atelier of A. Mendini in Milano A. Mendini285 5.90
Urban realisation: Merano a restored town 284 4.90
ENI Tower, Milano Marcello Nizzoli283 3.90
Apartment, Milano273 4.89
House, Cantone Ticino Paolo Moro272 3.89
Milano, a mural by Tullio Pericoli 269 11.88
Book shop in Milano Gabetti & Isola268 10.88
Apartment and roof garden, Milano 268 10.88
House in Milano by Guido Canella 265 6.88
Restoration of the Palazzo della Ragione in Milano Bardeschi, L. Berni261 1.88
Five architecture ateliers in Milano G. Caruso254 5.87
Architecture atelier in Zurich E. Consolascio252 3.87
Farmhouse near Milano G. Caruso243 4.86
A block in Basel, Houses in Argovia, House in MilanoDiener & Diener240 12.85
Simla, India, a story. Photographs and text by Paolo RosselliP. Rosselli223 6.84
The Berlin Stadium, 1936, issue for 1984 L.A. Olympic Games.219 11.83