michelangelo sabatino

Architecture, History & Preservation

Books (forthcoming)

Nicholson, Ben, and M. Sabatino, eds., Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019)

Architectural Portraits: The MIES Project by Arina Dähnick  (Edition Cantz; Fall 2019)

Benjamin, Susan and M. Sabatino, Modern in the Middle: Houses in Chicago and Suburbs, 1930-1975 (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2019)

Ferrari, Napoleone and M. Sabatino, Carlo Mollino: Architect & Storyteller (Zurich: Verlag Scheidender & Spiess/Park Books, 2019)

Fox, Stephen, Barrie Scardino, and M. Sabatino, Magical Modern: The Architecture of Howard Barnstone (Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2020)

The Pavilion and the Cave: Architectures of Arthur C. Erickson (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press) (forthcoming in 2020) Browse Books | McGill-Queen’s University Press funded by Graham Foundation

Avermaete, T. and M. Sabatino, The Global Turn: Architecture and the Built Environment Since World War Two (Rotterdam: NAi Publishers) (forthcoming in 2020)


Windsor-Liscombe, Rhodri, and M. Sabatino, Canada – Modern Architectures in History  (London: Reaktion Books, 2016)

Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy (Toronto – Buffalo: The University of Toronto Press, 2010) (foreword by Kurt W. Forster) (Italian Translation: Orgoglio della modestia: Architettura moderna italiana e tradizione vernacolare (Milan: Edizioni Franco Angeli, 2013).

Fraser, Linda and M. Sabatino eds. Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes - Drawings from the Canadian Architectural Archives (Halifax: Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2013) (second edition 2016)

Lejeune, Jean-François, and M. Sabatino, eds., Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities (London: Routledge, 2010) (Italian translation:
Nord/Sud: L’architettura moderna e il mediterraneo  (Trento: LIST Lab Laboratorio ACTAR, 2016)

Giorgio Armani, Luigi Ballerini, Michelangelo Sabatino, Foro Italico – Photographs by George Mott (New York: PowerHouse Books, 2003)

Biraghi, Marco, and M. Sabatino, eds., Ezio Bonfanti - Nuovo e moderno in architettura (Milan: Bruno Mondadori, 2001).

Book Chapters

“Canada and the United States since 1914,” (with Rhodri Windsor Liscombe) in Murray Fraser ed., Banister Fletcher, Global History of Architecture 21st edition (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019), pp. 1295-1351.

“Guardare l'Italia da fuori: Il caso America” in Comunità Italia – Architettura, Città, Paesaggio 1945-2000, eds. Marco Biraghi and Alberto Ferlenga (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2015), 92-95. 

“Capri: futurismo e razionalismo tra primitivismo e mediterraneità,” 1914-2014. Cent’anni di architettura futurista, ed. Andrea Nastri and Giuliana Vespere (Napoli: CLEAN, 2015)

“Capri as Epicentre of “Slow” Futurism,” in Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Exhibition Catalogue, Guggenheim Museum (New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2014)

“Sanctioning Modernism and Tradition: Italian Architecture, the Vernacular, and the State,” in Vladimir Kulić, Timothy Parker, Monica Penick, eds., Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014)

Andrew Peckham and Torsten Schmiedeknecht eds., The Rationalist Reader: Architecture and Rationalism in Western Europe 1920-1940 / 1960-1990 (London: Routledge, 2013)

“Toward a Regionalist Modernism: Italian Architecture and the Vernacular” in Leen Meganck, Linda Van Santvoort, Jan De Maeyer, eds., Regionalism and Modernity in Western Europe, 1919-1940 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2013)


“West Coast Modern House Series,” in Canadian Architect (April 27, 2018): 35-36.

“To be, or not to be, Docomomo, that is no longer the question” (Docomomo US website; available online, February 22, 2018)

“Eric Ross Arthur: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition,” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Vol. 42, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 9-12.

“Heat and light thematised in the modern architecture of Houston,” republished in 20th Anniversary Anthology, The Journal of Architecture (21:4; June 2016), 500-523.

“Howard Barnstone: Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture in Houston and the Crises of American Liberalism,” (with Stephen Fox), ARRIS - Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 25. (Spring 2014): 48-63.

“Arthur Erickson Architect: Money, Media and Canadian Architecture,” Perspecta 47(eds. James Andrachuk, Christos Christovalantis Bolos, Avi Forman, Marcus Addison Hooks) (Fall 2014): 68-76.

 “North versus South: The Mediterranean and the Histories of Modern Architecture,” in New Geographies, Vol. 5 (Spring 2013), 273-284. Theme issue edited by Antonio Petrov. (Harvard GSD – Harvard University Press)


Geoffrey Erickson, Eppich House II – The Story of an Arthur Erickson Masterwork (Vancouver: Figure 1, 2019) 

Leonard Bachman, Constructing the Architect (London: Routledge, 2018)

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