Architect Gino Peressutti designed Cinecittà circa 1935, in the “Italian Rationalist” style, seen here in the bold lines and sans serif font of the front gate.  Unlike the earlier Italian avant-garde, Rationalists didn’t want to rip apart traditional architecture—they just wanted to infuse it with modern logic and reason. So: strong simple forms, with little ornamentation.  Rico Gagliano’s Saves from La Dolce Cinecittà

Rico Gagliano’s Saves

Architect Gino Peressutti designed Cinecittà circa 1935, in the “Italian Rationalist” style, seen here in the bold lines and sans serif font of the front gate. Unlike the earlier Italian avant-garde, Rationalists didn’t want to rip apart traditional architecture—they just wanted to infuse it with modern logic and reason. So: strong simple forms, with little ornamentation.