85901 - History of Italian Postwar Architecture

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  • Teacher Giovanni Leoni

  • Credits 3

  • SSD ICAR/18

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will have an overview about the evolution of cities and architecture in Post War Italy and the capability to use this knowledge to define strategies of urban regeneration.

Course contents

The workshop "Re-qualify the post-war city" (16 CFU) as well as this characterizing teaching (Architecture and architectural composition III, 7CFU) is also made up of the following teachings: History of Post-War Italian Architecture (3CFU), Landscape aesthetics (2 CFU), Architectural and urban composition I (2 CFU) and Architecture and urban landscape (2 CFU).

The workshop is focused on the regeneration of urban parts of cities developed in Italy in the post-war period, which have had different modes and results depending on the different cultures and territorial realities.

History of Post-War Italian Architecture

Images of the city and the city of man

  • Form and circumstances in XX Century Italian Cities
  • Ernesto Nathan Rogers
  • Adriano Olivetti
  • Carlo Doglio
  • Danilo Dolci
  • Leonardo Ricci
  • Giuseppe Dossetti
  • Aldo Rossi

Readings/Bibliography

  • E. N. Rogers, Confessioni di un Anonimo del XX secolo, (1941-42) “DOMUS”, 158, p. 45; 159, p. 67; 160, p.59; 161, p. 69; 162, p. 69; 164, p. 31; 167, p. 17; 170, p. 94; 176, p. 333
  • D. Dolci, Inchiesta a Palermo (1956), Sellerio, Palermo 2012
  • A. Olivetti, La città dell’uomo (1959), Edizioni di Comunità, Roma 2015
  • L. Ricci, Anonimo del XX secolo, Il Saggiatore, Milano 1965
  • C.Mazzoleni Carlo Doglio: selezione di scritti 1950-1984, “Quaderni DU”, IUAV 1992
  • G. Dossetti, Libro bianco su Bologna, Tip. Il Resto del Carlino, 1956
  • A. Rossi, L’architettura della città (1966), Quodlibet, Macerata 2011; Id., Autobiografia scientifica(1990), Il Saggiatore, Milano 2009
  • L. Gambi, Da città a area metropolitanain AA. VV., Storia d’Italia, Volume quinto, I documenti, Einaudi, Torino 1976, pp. 370-424
  • G. Celati, a cura, Alice disambientata. Materiali collettivi (su Alice) per un manuale di sopravvivenza, Le Lettere, Firenze 2007

Teaching methods

The laboratory will proceed by lectures, seminars, analysis activities, and design on the different case studies. Frontal lectures will be drawn up in direct contact with the students, in some cases will be enclosed by discussion seminars on bibliographic materials. A seminar presenting the state of progress of work will be done before the winter holiday break. Weekly will be made reviews of the analysis and design.

Assessment methods

The workshop "Re-qualify the post-war city" (16 CFU) as well as this characterizing teaching (Architecture and architectural composition III, 7CFU) is also made up of the following teachings: History of the contemporary city (3CFU), Landscape aesthetics (2 CFU), Architectural and urban composition I (2 CFU) and Architecture and urban landscape (2 CFU). The suitability test includes the learning verification of the contents of all the lessons that comprise it and takes place in a single test.

At the end of the workshop each student will have contributed with writings and graphics works to produce a dossier in which the results of the activity carried out by the entire laboratory will flow together. The final qualification test will take place as part of a collective public exhibition of the results achieved in the analysis and design of the different case studies, articulated with projection of the results achieved, duly commented by each student for the part of their competence. The commission will be made up of the entire teaching staff of the laboratory.

For the achievement of eligibility, it must be verified for each student, the acquisition of the conceptual tools deemed necessary for the correct setting of the degree thesis work and a sufficient state of advancement of the analytical and planning framework of each case study.

Teaching tools

The course aims to provide tools for deepening the discipline. The course will take place through lectures, seminars, exercises, visits.

Office hours

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