Modern Italian architecture of interwar time - Approaches to the memory of the space

Bostenaru Dan, Maria (2008) Modern Italian architecture of interwar time - Approaches to the memory of the space. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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The focus lays on multi-storey constructions from the interwar time in Eastern and Mediterranean Europe. These building may need upgrading interventions. Such ones belong in Italy either to the Milanese Novecento movement, or to Italian rationalism, the main representative of which was Giuseppe Terragni. How does one to approach rationalist buildings and what they mean? Daniel Libeskind seems to have seen a way. The author worked in a research studio under the guidance of the world renowned architect in the same year and on the same topic the book Libeskind’s "The space of encounter" was published. It is about memory in architecture and the significance of the space. The lessons from this experience are shown in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Bostenaru Dan, Maria
Languages: English
Keywords: architecture; modern architecture; memory; space; Italian rationalism; Giuseppe Terragni; Daniel Libeskind; 20th Century
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 24. Significant personalities (heritage related to-)
C.ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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