History of Italian Architecture, 1944-1985

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9780262700436: History of Italian Architecture, 1944-1985

A civil history, a political history, and a history of ideas are juxtaposed with a history of architecture in this work by one of today's most important historians and critics of architecture and urbanism. Manfredo Tafuri presents a sophisticated account of the origins and development of the movements and schools that have shaped Italian architecture and urban design since the Liberation.

Manfredo Tafuri is the Director of the Department of History of Architecture at the Instituto Universitario di Architetura in Venice. He is the author of The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s and Architecture and Utopia.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian

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"Manfredo Tafuri's History of Italian Architecture, 1944-1985 fills a tremendous gap in the English literature on postwar architecture.... Since the end of World War II, few architectural communities have questioned the nature and purpose of architecture as thoroughly or as thoughtfully as have the Italians. Now Tafuri has opened the door for American readers to this complex and fascinating chapter in recent history."
Dennis A Doordan, Architectural Record

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