Mario Pisani born in Rome on September 8, 1947. He graduated in Rome, Faculty of Architecture, University La Sapienza in 1973 with 110 cum laude and publication of the thesis. Since 2000 he is Professor of Second band at the Faculty of Architecture Luigi Vanvitelli, University of Naples II. The academic year 2007-2008 he teaches History of Garden and Landscape (Icar 18). After graduation is particularly interested in modern and contemporary architecture that analyzes and studies in Italy, in France, in the other nations of Europe and the Mediterranean countries where he has established excellent relationships with universities, cultural institutions and the most important architectural firms. In the eighties and nineties the results of his research, as well as being published in a few books, are presented in numerous magazines such as Italian Controspazio, Domus, Demeter, L’Arca, L’Industria delle Costruzioni, Costruire in Laterizio, Eupalino, Materia, Palladio, and abroad, such as Art Forum in New York, in Barcelona Artics and Landscape since 2008, a monthly magazine printed in Dubai while his research increasingly focus on substantive issues of the History of the twentieth century, not to mention the question of landscape.
Among the works of the nineties are to report to update the entry The city and the architecture of the Encyclopedia of Art, and Postmodernism in the volume dedicated to a series of articles devoted to the theme of Learning from Nature published in the September issue 1999 of monthly Domus. Within the architecture of the twentieth century critically analyzes and studies some particular types such as places of entertainment and sacred buildings, both designed by the Masters of Modern Movement that contemporary designers. The research and numerous publications on architecture of our century – now some 200 books and articles – have meant that many universities, Italian (Milan, Florence, Perugia, Rome, Naples, Salerno and Reggio Calabria, Palermo, Enna) and foreign (Malta, Hungary, Serbia, Spain, Jordan, and China), and institutions such as the National Research Council, Departments of Culture, the Venice Biennale, the Order of Architects invited him to give lectures and seminars, to present his studies, for organizing exhibitions, participate in debates and conferences, to be a jury member.
In 1984, by the general organization of the exhibition, held in Paris from October 1 to December 31 “Pier Paolo Pasolini … Avec les armes de la poems …” The initiative, sponsored by the Minister of Culture Jack Lang, is was held at the Centre Pompidou Geoges, the Chapelle de la Sorbonne, the Cinematheque Francaise, the Maison de la Cultures du Monde and the Institut de Culture Italienne. In the early nineties depth study of twentieth-century in the city of Rome through the figures of two of the stars of that period: Armando Brasini Marcello Piacentini and to whom he dedicates essays, research and publications. In addition to these characters began to devote himself to the architecture of the nineteenth century observed in particular from the capital, to which he devoted a long essay, and eighteenth centuries through cultural institution such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the work of the architect Piermarini . In November 1991 and 1992, he was invited as a Visiting Professor by the University of Malta, Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and on both occasions he held a seminar, lasting one week, dedicated to Italian architecture of the twentieth century with reference to what happened in Europe. Began in 1993 in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture of Naples II with a continuing series of contracts for the teaching of History of Architecture. On 23 April 1993 at the invitation of the Department of Design and Construction of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Palermo held a seminar titled “Water, air, earth and fire: meaning, manipulation and artifacts.” In the academic year 1998-1999 is responsible for teaching elements of architecture and urban design at the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia where he was named Academic. Appointment confirmed in the academic year 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. Become role in 2000 after winning the competition in 1999 to Associate Professor Icar 18 is called by the Faculty of Architecture Luigi Vanvitelli. In the same year he started working as a teacher of BENECON, Regional Competence Centre for Cultural Ecology Economics.
In 2001 he founded with Paul Portuguese, the quarterly magazine Dwelling on Earth and he is the editor in chief. In the period 2000 – 2002 has worked on some research of the National Research Council and the City of the Mediterranean, with particular attention to Martina Franca, that the type of contemporary museums. In September 2002 he was called to teach History of Contemporary Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture Ludovico Quaroni in Rome University “La Sapienza”. On 15 March 2003 he obtained from the Board of Trustees of the Ministry of Education, University and Research – Department of the University, the Higher Artistic and Musical and the Scientific and Technological Research certificate of service activities Auditor in the selection of projects of national interest for the year 2003. On December 15, 2006 in Moscow, at the Museum of Architecture “Ŝĉussev”, attends the presentation of the book and the exhibition The Italian Palace of Soviets. The initiative is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography. From the Museum of Architecture “Ŝĉussev,” Embassy of the Italian Republic in the Russian Federation, the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow. On 08/24/2007 the International Academy of Architecture, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, the institution with whom he collaborated for some time, the annual session of the Academic Council appointed him Professor. 09/10/11 The June 2011 in Naples and Capri participates in the International Forum SAVE Heritage Preservation with the participation of cultural heritage. On 14 and 15 November 2011 invited by the Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, China, participates with teachers from various parts of the world, the seminar on epistemology and contemporary art. And ‘course in the published proceedings. From November 7 to 13 in the same place it holds a series of lectures on the Art of the Italian twentieth century. December 8, 2011 at the home of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Serbia, Novi Sad presents the exhibition Italy Now Architecture in Italy from 2000 to 2010 and held a seminar on Italian twentieth century. The exhibition organized by him remains open until December 24. The March 8, 2012 shows the headquarters of the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto the exhibition he organized Italy Now, Architectures 2000-2010. On March 11, the same exhibition is presented in Vancouver, Canada. From 21 May to 1 June organizes and coordinates with Paul Portuguese at the Accademia di San Luca, Rome, the course and the landscape Mark May 28 participated in the panel discussion on New vistas on the landscape.
He received the First Prize in the National Competition for the expansion of the Cemetery of Terni (1986, in progress) to Piazza Pagano in Potenza (1987), Piazza Annunziata in Acri (Cs) (2001/2003), Piazza Giustino Fortunato in Rionero in Vulture (2009) (Pz).