Townscapes in Transition

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

Edited by Carmen M. Enss and Luigi Monzo

Transcript-Verlag

Townscapes in Transition

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9783837646603

250 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Townscapes in Transition

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

Edited by Carmen M. Enss and Luigi Monzo

Transcript-Verlag

How did urban Italy come to look the way it does today? This collection assembles recent studies in architectural history and theory exploring the historical paradigms guiding architecture and landscape design in 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, elucidating the role architects like Marcello Piacentini, Innocenzo Sabbatini, Mario de Renzi, and Giulio Ulisse Arata played in this.

About the Author

Carmen M. Enss is a researcher at the Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies at the University of Bamberg. Her research links urban planning with heritage conservation.

Luigi Monzo works as an architect in Germany and teaches architectural history and design at the University of Innsbruck. His research addresses the intersections between architectural culture, design process, and political conditions in regimes of totalitarian aspiration, especially in fascist Italy.