Gae Aulenti

1927 - 2012

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Gae Aulenti (pronounced [ˈɡaːe auˈlɛnti]; 4 December 1927 – 31 October 2012) was a prolific Italian architect, whose work spans industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, stage design, lighting and interior design. She was well known for several large-scale museum projects, including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris (1980–86) with ACT Architecture, the Contemporary Art Gallery at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the restoration of Palazzo Grassi in Venice (1985–86), and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco with HOK (firm) (2000–2003). Aulenti was one of the few women designing in the postwar period in Italy, where Italian designers sought to make meaningful connections to production principles beyond Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gae Aulenti has received more than 94,097 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Gae Aulenti is the 236th most popular architect (up from 250th in 2019), the 2,104th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,075th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Italian Architect.

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Among architects, Gae Aulenti ranks 236 out of 424Before her are Charles Jencks, Adrian Smith, Nicholas Negroponte, Édouard André, Helmut Jahn, and Domenico Trezzini. After her are Shigeru Ban, Archibald Leitch, Luigi Vanvitelli, Glenn Murcutt, François de Cuvilliés, and Michael Graves.

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Among people born in 1927, Gae Aulenti ranks 136Before her are Al Martino, Martin Walser, Roy Cohn, Allen Newell, Theodor Wagner, and Wadie Haddad. After her are Laura Betti, Elvin Jones, Florencio Campomanes, Per Oscarsson, Odvar Nordli, and Tom Bosley. Among people deceased in 2012, Gae Aulenti ranks 121Before her are Giorgio Chinaglia, Malam Bacai Sanhá, Anita Björk, Lina Romay, Shulamith Firestone, and Sixten Jernberg. After her are Georges Mathieu, Kathryn Joosten, Félix Miélli Venerando, Iajuddin Ahmed, Ignatius Moses I Daoud, and Marie Colvin.

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Among people born in Italy, Gae Aulenti ranks 2,104 out of 4,088Before her are Giuseppe Baresi (1958), Pietro Cataldi (1552), Odoardo Beccari (1843), Jean-Antoine de Baïf (1532), Isa Miranda (1909), and Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa (1920). After her are George P. Cosmatos (1941), Joseph Freinademetz (1852), Lazare Ponticelli (1897), Emerentiana (250), Anna Juliana Gonzaga (1566), and Laura Betti (1927).


Among architects born in Italy, Gae Aulenti ranks 40Before her are Giuseppe Terragni (1904), Carl Ritter von Ghega (1802), Carlo Rainaldi (1611), Giovanni Giocondo (1433), Antonio da Sangallo the Elder (1455), and Pirro Ligorio (1513). After her are Luigi Vanvitelli (1700), Giacomo Quarenghi (1744), Bernardo Buontalenti (1531), Bruno Zevi (1918), Louis Visconti (1791), and Carlo Rossi (1775).