Townscapes in Transition

Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and Their Architecture in the Interwar Period

How did urban Italy come to look the way it does today? This collection of essays assembles recent studies in architectural history and theory exploring the historical paradigms guiding architecture and landscape design between the world wars. The authors explore physical changes in townscapes and landscapes, covering a wide range of architectural designs from strict modernist solutions to variations of regionalism, mediterraneanism and national style from all over Italy. Specifically, the volume explains how conservation, restoration and town planning for historic areas led to the production of heritage, and elucidates the role played by architects like Marcello Piacentini, Innocenzo Sabbatini, Mario De Renzi and Giulio Ulisse Arata.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Introduction

    Editing Cities in Interwar Italy

    Seiten 9 - 44
  4. Tradition, Architecture, Homogenization

    Piacentini and Unitary Architectural Directions for Italian Cities

    Seiten 47 - 60
  5. The Concept of Tradition in the Theoretical and Aesthetic Debate from the 1920s to the Second Post-War Period

    Seiten 61 - 82
  6. Urban Transformations

    Transformations in Architectural and Urban Culture in the Sant'Ambrogio Area of Milan between the World Wars

    Seiten 85 - 98
  7. Transformation and the Vertical City: Milan's Early Skyscrapers

    Seiten 99 - 112
  8. The Transformation of Rome and the Masterplan to Reconstruct Moscow: Historical Heritage between Modernity, Memory and Ideology

    Seiten 113 - 126
  9. Preserving the Old to Build the Modern: Visions of an Alternative Brescia in the Project by Pietro Aschieri

    Seiten 127 - 140
  10. The Townscape of Bari: A Laboratory of Italian Urbanism during the Early Twentieth Century

    Seiten 141 - 154
  11. Bermago as a Case Study

    Seiten 155 - 168
  12. Restorations and Invention

    Planning the Past I: Giulio Ulisse Arata; Urban Renewal in Emilia Romagna

    Seiten 171 - 184
  13. Planing the Past II: Rimini and Forlì in the 1920s: The Replanning of Two Squares in Romagna

    Seiten 185 - 202
  14. Architectural and Urban Transformations in Romagna during the Fascist Era between Tradition and Modernity: The Cases of Predappio, Forli and Imola

    Seiten 203 - 220
  15. Autarchy and Tradition in the Architecture during Italy's Fascist Period: Newly Founded Cities

    Seiten 221 - 230
  16. City Extensions

    Urban Expansions in Venice, 1918-1939: Continuity of the Urban Form in the Internal Periphery of the Residential Area of Santa Maria

    Seiten 233 - 246
  17. Innocenzo Sabbatini and the Construction of Modern Rome

    Seiten 247 - 260
  18. Acknowledgements

    Seiten 261 - 262
  19. 'Terms and Conditions' of Interwar Architecture and Urbanism in Italy: A Tentative Glossary

    Seiten 263 - 270
  20. Authors

    Seiten 271 - 276
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12 November 2019, 276 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4660-3

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Book title
Townscapes in Transition Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and Their Architecture in the Interwar Period
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 128 SW-Abbildungen
Commodity Group
SOC026030 ARC010000 HIS054000
Release date
12 November 2019
Raum, Kulturgeschichte, Architektur, Stadt
Architectural History, Urban Planning, Heritage Conservation, Italian Studies
Architecture, Modernism, Altra Modernità, Regionalism, Mediterraneanism, National Style, Restoration, Fascism In Italy, 1920ies, 1930ies, City, Cultural History, Urban Studies, History of the 20th Century, Sociology

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