History of Italian Architecture, 1944-1985

Tafuri, Manfredo

Published by Mit Pr, 1989
ISBN 10: 0262200678 / ISBN 13: 9780262200677
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U.S.A.: Mit Pr. 1989. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. Clean, tight copy. DJ is torn and chipped in multiple places, missing a large chunk of top right corner. Bookseller Inventory # 00522371

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Synopsis: A civil history, a political history, and a history of ideas are juxtaposed with a history of architecture in this indispensable reference 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.Tafuri takes into account the "father figures, " the importance of autobiography in architectural design, and the relevance of Italy's regional polarities. The work of the major protagonists - including Albini, Gardella, Samona, Ridolfi, Quaroni, the BPR, Scarpa, Rossi, Canella, Grassi, Gabetti and Isola - is set against the roles gradually assigned to the discipline, as well as against planning strategies and structural changes.Tafuri analyzes such recent tendencies in architecture and planning as concepts of place, context, modification, reweaving, the relationship between the invention and its surrounding conditions, and both typological and morphological continuity - used to address the needs created by the competition for economic and social resources in the major cities, including the regulatory programs of Florence and Bologna and the development projects for Rome, Milan, and Naples.Manfredo Tafuri is the Director of the Department of History of architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. He is the author of "The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes" and "Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s, Architectura and Utopia and coauthor with Giorgio Ciucci, Francesco Dal Co, and Mario Manieri-Elia of "The American City, all published by The MIT Press.

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Original Language: Italian

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Title: History of Italian Architecture, 1944-1985
Publisher: Mit Pr
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: H Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: J Poor
Edition: F First Edition.

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Book Description MIT Press, Massachusetts, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This specific hardback book is in new condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges and corners and has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in fine condition with barely detectable wear if any. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; This book provides a civil history, a political history, and a history of ideas that are juxtaposed with a history of architecture in this indispensable reference 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.Tafuri takes into account the "father figures, " the importance of autobiography in architectural design, and the relevance of Italy's regional polarities. The work of the major protagonists - including Albini, Gardella, Samona, Ridolfi, Quaroni, the BPR, Scarpa, Rossi, Canella, Grassi, Gabetti and Isola - is set against the roles gradually assigned to the discipline, as well as against planning strategies and structural changes.Tafuri analyzes such recent tendencies in architecture and planning as concepts of place, context, modification, reweaving, the relationship between the invention and its surrounding conditions, and both typological and morphological continuity - used to address the needs created by the competition for economic and social resources in the major cities, including the regulatory programs of Florence and Bologna and the development projects for Rome, Milan, and Naples.Manfredo Tafuri is the Director of the Department of History of architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice."; 8.25 X 5.75 X 0.75 inches; 269 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 9673

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