The Politics of the Piazza

The Politics of the Piazza

by Eamonn Canniffe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754647164
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2007
Series: Design and the Built Environment Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eamonn Canniffe is a lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I The Roots of Italian Urban Form: Rome: the centre of the city as axis mundi; Christianity: the development of new urban forms; The Middle Ages: from the city of God to the city of man. Part II The Early Modern City: Early Renaissance: perspective, representation and the ideal; High Renaissance: the modern city all'antica; Mannerism: the theatre of the city; Baroque: scale form and meaning. Part III The City and National Consciousness: Neo-classicism: style and political ideology; Risorgimento: the formation of a national urban space; Fascism: the urban language of authoritarianism. Part IV Urban Expression In An Age of Uncertainty: Neo-realism: urban form and la dolce vita; Neo-rationalism: Aldo Rossi and the rediscovery of typology; Labyrinths: the city of 'the years of lead'; The piazza and the politics of the present; Bibliography; Index.

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