In the 1990s, Antonino Cardillo studies under the guidance of professor Antonietta Iolanda Lima at the University of Palermo. He also contributes to Lima’s courses of ‘History of modern architecture’ and ‘History of contemporary architecture’ and following academic books:
During this period, moreover, he studies, photographs and draws Lima’s 1970s works of architecture in Palermo. There is a selection of the material in issue 499-500 of Bruno Zevi’s L’Architettura - cronache e storia magazine, and here below.
“I think that architecture should speak to people. It has succeeded when every single person manages to live within the space that it creates in complete ease. People use the space, they feel that they can attribute values to it. They even discover things they did not know and question others, they themselves become subject to scrutiny and their own individual experiences gradually cause them to become aware of what space is and to experience its physicality and irrationality. They thus become aware of its meaning through the use, on separate occasions or contemporaneously, of highly communicative objects, loaded with meanings, with an enormous, even astounding power (as Raymon Carver said when talking of the capacity language must possess when describing common things). In embodying the function which merely provides the raison d’être, they make it desirable. Through a hardly won experimentation, architect expresses the people’s needs artistically.” — Lima, 1995
Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Studio House, Via Arimondi, Palermo, Italy, 1971. Photography by Antonino Cardillo, 1995.
Antonietta Iolanda Lima, La Scuderia Restaurant, Viale del Fante, Palermo, Italy, 1974-1978. Second photo by Antonino Cardillo, 1995.
Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Viaggeria Vitale Store, Via Notarbartolo, Palermo, Italy, 1975.
Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Miceli Winehouse, Via Streva, Palermo, Italy, 1974. Photography by Antonino Cardillo, 1995.
Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Apartment, Via Ariosto, Palermo, Italy, 1978. Photography by Antonino Cardillo, 1995.
Antonietta Iolanda Lima, Lima Miceli Villa, Fondo Anfossi, Palermo, Italy, 1979-1982. Photography by Antonino Cardillo, 1995.