Urban Architecture of the 20th Century
Gianni Franzone was awarded a degree in German Literature and Art History at the University of Genoa in 1989 with a dissertation on Town’s image in the German figurative culture 1905-1918 (Il tema della città nella cultura figurativa tedesca dal 1905 al 1918). From 1990 to 1993 he was Registrar of the Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Collection in Genoa, the Italian branch of the Wolfsonian Foundation based in Miami Beach, Florida, and he later served as Assistant Director of the Wolfsonian Foundation in Genoa from 1993 to 1998. Since 1999 he has been curator of the Wolfsoniana-Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura.
Gianni Franzone has curated many exhibitions and has edited many publications on various aspects and exponents of Italian art in the twentieth century (fine arts, decorative arts, propaganda arts, architecture, and design). He has lectured extensively on artists and subjects related to history of art, decorative arts, and architecture of the period 1850-1950. Professor Franzone has taught in the FIU Architecture in Genoa Program since 2005.