The Renaissance Perfected: Architecture, Spectacle, and Tourism in Fascist Italy (Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies)

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9780271023663: The Renaissance Perfected: Architecture, Spectacle, and Tourism in Fascist Italy (Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies)

Mussolini's claims on the monuments and rhetoric of ancient Rome have been the subject of a number of books. D. Medina Lasansky shows us a less familiar side of the cultural politics of Italian Fascism, tracing its wide-ranging efforts to adapt the nation's medieval and Renaissance heritage to satisfy its programs of national regeneration.

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D. Medina Lasansky is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and co-editor of Architecture and Tourism: Perception, Performance, and Place (2004).

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"The Renaissance Perfected is a well-argued and original look at the Italian Fascist appropriation and utilization of the Italian medieval and Renaissance heritage. Lasansky illuminates the functioning and politics of Fascist mass and high culture, architecture, urban design, and tourism. Her treatment of the politics and practices of restoration is superb." --Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University

"Lasansky stands to substantially enrich the field, opening it up to new questions and changing scholars' perceptions of the place of antiquity vs. the medieval and Renaissance periods in Fascists' 'consciousness' with respect to architectural design, conservation, archaeology, city planning, and the elaboration of civic rituals such as pseudo-medieval festivals." --Mia Fuller, University of California, Berkeley

"Lasansky stands to substantially enrich the field, opening it up to new questions and changing scholars' perceptions of the place of antiquity vs. the medieval and Renaissance periods in Fascists' 'consciousness' with respect to architectural design, conservation, archaeology, city planning, and the elaboration of civic rituals such as pseudo-medieval festivals." --Mia Fuller, University of California, Berkeley

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Published by Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (2004)
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