Moderns Abroad: Architecture, Cities and Italian Imperialism / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This volume studies the architecture and urbanism of modern-era Italian colonialism (1869-1943) as it sought to build colonies in North and East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Mia Fuller follows, not only the design of the physical architecture, but also the development of colonial design theory, based on the assumptions made about the colonized, and also the application of modernist theory to both Italian architecture and that of its colonies.
Moderns Abroad is the first book to present an overview of Italian colonial architecture and city planning. In chronicling Italian architects' attempts to define a distinctly Italian colonial architecture that would set Italy apart from Britain and France, it provides a uniquely comparative study of Italian colonialism and architecture that will be of interest to specialists in modern architecture, colonial studies, and Italian studies alike.
About the Author
Mia Fuller is Associate Professor in Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Contexts 1. History: 1869 – 1943 2. Geographies 3. The Colonial Built Environment Untheorized, 1880s – 1920s Part 2: Theories 4. Modern Italian Architecture, 1910s – 1930s 5. Colonial Modern, 1920s – 1940s 6. Imperial Urbanism, 1936 – 1937 Part 3: Practices 7. The Italian Colonial City: Tripoli 8. Islands of Ethnicity: Planned Agricultural Settlements 9. The Imperial City: Addis Ababa. Epilogue