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If Giuseppe Jappelli had lived in our time he would have been considered a starchitect. Modern, bold, ahead of his time - and therefore little understood by almost all his contemporaries - Jappelli  makes an elegant eclecticism its stylistic signature, insisting on the contrast between neoclassicism and neo-Gothic, but without forgetting other styles apparently distant from our civilization but inherent in our cultural DNA: if the Egyptian style can be considered celebratory of Giovan Battista Belzoni, the revival Roman period refers to the era that saw Padua become a "municipium" starting from 49 BC. C.

TO this architect is instinctively associated with the famous Caffè Pedrocchi, it is also good to remember his fruitful production which is not limited only to architecture whose impact on an urban level is still strongly connoting - it would be enough to mention the neoclassical slaughterhouse built close to the Piovego canal - today Pietro Selvatico art school - but also involves the gardens of which Giuseppe Jappelli was among the most important interpreters of neo-romantic taste. His fame in this area earned him the nickname "Beppo dei zardini". There were many nobles and bourgeois who commissioned parks from him that at the same time concealed more or less evident Masonic initiatory paths. Finally, there is a Jappellian Padua that can only be narrated and not shown, the dream of a shattered utopia, which however deserves to be remembered and which, like a messy puzzle, takes shape through all the public projects ever created by the architect, including the Loggia Amulea, the university campus and the swimming school stand out...all overlooking Prato della Valle.

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