Paolo Portoghesi was born in Rome in 1931, where he graduated in 1957. From 1962 to 1968 he was professor of Italian Literature of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. From 1967 to 1977 he taught in the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic in Milan, where he was headmaster from 1968 to 1976. Since 1995 he has been design professor at “La Sapienza”. His activity parallely took place in the fields of historical research and architectural design according to the line of a reintegration of collective memory in the tradition of modern architecture. He is author of numerous publications, in particular on Reinassance and baroque architecture, on Liberty and on the problems of contemporary architecture.