Aldo Buzzi and his coworker
Aldo Buzzi graduated from Milan School of Architecture in 1938.
Aldo was an architect in Milan, Italy for three years. He started as an assistant director, scene writer, and screenwriter for various film production companies in the former Yugoslavia, Rome, Italy, and France from 1942 till 1966. After that, he worked at Rizzoli Publishers in Milan, Italy as an editor. He also was an editor of films, including La Kermesse eroica, Ridolini e la collana della suocera e Ridolini esploratore, and Sette anni di guai, all produced by Editoriale Domus.
Buzzi used his travel experiences to discuss history, literature, food, and other topics in the essays in Journey to the Land of the Flies and Other Travels. James Marcus, reviewing the work in Salon, observed that Buzzi “relied on his stockpile of sensations and squirreled-away facts to evoke a place, or more to the point, his experience of it.” A Publishers Weekly reviewer called Journey to the Land of the Flies “a droll jaunt through the well-stocked mind of an Italian architect, cineaste, and publisher in whom places arouse extraordinary ruminations.”