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Giulio Ulisse Arata
(Piacenza, 21 agosto 1881 Piacenza, 15 settembre 1962)

He attends the School of Architecture of Gazzola, following the lessons of Camillo Guidotti. After graduated he joins the military career  in Naples where starts also the activities of sculptor, from 1902 to 1906, and he also attends Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. Arata, after this experience, is interested in art nouveau and he graduates in Rome in 1906. Rome, in that period, is characterised by the eclectic style, which will affect the architecture of Arata. Back to Milan where starts merely to design facades. He receives its first task of designing a villa in via Mascaroni in Milan between 1907 and 1908, years that characterize definitively the style of Giulio Ulisse Arata, combining elements of Modernism and Secessionism. In the same period is very active in Naples where designs the spa complex Agnano (demolished almost completely in the years 60, which has remained only The portal of entry). The spas represent the culmination of the architecture of Arata, i.e. the criterion to  built in a natural environment. Other building  done in the city is Palazzo Mannajuolo in via Filangieri, where it is noted a new way to intend the concept of space in Baroque style that reaches its climax in the beautiful scale elicoidale. Around the year 10 the architectural style Arata reaches the summit, in fact, he designs the houses Berri-Meregalli in via Mozart and in via Barozzi in Milan, where the liberty it merges with the Mannerism of Ashlar and the decorations by mosaic in the oriental style. From 1914 collaborates with some artistic-cultural magazines and from this period, for about 15 years, its architecture continues with a slow separation to Liberty Architecture, to return to nationalism style caused by the outbreak of the First World War and he removes gradually artistic contacts between the various nations. In this period is responsible for designing the recovery of the Historic Centre of Bologna, the implementation of the New Hospital Maggiore  of Milan and the Stadium of Bologna. From the 1930s had a strong decline, because it was considered an architect of the old generation and then dedicated himself to the activity of writer and Professor until death.