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The Architecture of Modern Italy.

Author: Terry Kirk
Publisher: Guildford : Springer London Boulder : NetLibrary, Inc. [distributor] Jan. 2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume I: The Challenge of Tradition, 17501900," explores the dynamic balancing of forces demanded  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kirk, Terry.
Architecture of Modern Italy, 1.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Kirk
ISBN: 9781568986319 1568986319
OCLC Number: 496988108
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: v. 1. The challenge of tradition, 1750-1900 --
v. 2. Visions of utopia, 1900-present.

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This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume I: The Challenge of Tradition, 17501900," explores the dynamic balancing of forces demanded by a reverence for Italy's unparalleled architectural patrimony and a desire for new means of expression and technological innovation. From the neoclassical fantasies of Giovanni B.

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