Item Number: 114487
Title: L'utopia costruita : i centri rurali di fondazione in Libia (1934-1940) = The built utopia : the Italian rural centres founded in colonial Libya (1934-1940)
Author: Capresi, Vittoria
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Description: Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2009. 23cm., pbk., 328pp. illus., some in color. Italian-English text. Summary: What are these purpose built rural centres realised in Libya and how many were built for Italian and Libyan families during the fascist occupation? Were all the planned projects by the regime really implemented? What is the current state of conservation and how are the structures being utilised today? The purpose of this book is to clarify these uncertainties which are still associated with this architecture today. From a scientific perspective, the results of historical and archival research aim to reconstruct and explain the mechanisms of constructions and the management of territory as well as the architects involved and details of the village projects. The other perspective presented takes the form of easy to use charts which summarise both objective data and theoretical evaluations of each centre. An original and novel work composed of both useful and important information concerning the current use and conservation of this unique architecture, accompanied by rich illustrations which allow a direct comparison of the structures at the time of construction and their contemporary condition today.
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