Donatello among Blackshirts: History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy

Donatello among Blackshirts: History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy

by Claudia Lazzaro
     
 

This ambitious collection treating the Italian Fascists' appropriation of the past for political purposes focuses on the role of the visual in the aim of fusing the past and the modern world in Mussolini's Italy. With contributions by art historians...See more details below

Overview

This ambitious collection treating the Italian Fascists' appropriation of the past for political purposes focuses on the role of the visual in the aim of fusing the past and the modern world in Mussolini's Italy. With contributions by art historians...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801442889
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
11/23/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Forging a visible fascist nation : strategies for fusing past and present13
Ch. 2To make history present33
Ch. 3Augustus, Mussolini, and the parallel imagery of empire53
Ch. 4"Il Primo Pilota" : Mussolini, fascist aeronautical symbolism, and imperial Rome67
Ch. 5Fascism Triumphans : on the architectural translation of Rome83
Ch. 6Inventing the Palazzo del Corte in Ferrara97
Ch. 7Towers and tourists : the cinematic city of San Gimignano113
Ch. 8Shaping the fascist "new man" : Donatello's St. George and Mussolini's appropriated renaissance of the Italian nation133
Ch. 9Mussolini, mothers, and Maiolica145
Ch. 10Politicizing a national garden tradition : the Italianness of the Italian garden157
Ch. 11Leonardo's smile173
Ch. 12Celebrating the nation's poets : Petrarch, Leopardi, and the appropriation of cultural symbols in fascist Italy187
Ch. 13The return of the repressed : tradition as myth in futurist fascism203
Ch. 14Flash memories (Sironi on exhibit) : appendix : Mario Sironi, "The manifesto of muralism"223
Epilogue : Mussolini's body as Fotografia Infamante241

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >