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Postwar Architecture Between Italy and the UK

Exchanges and Transcultural Influences

Explores how cultural exchange after World War II produced twentieth-century British and Italian architecture.
In the aftermath of World War II’s devastation, Italy and the United Kingdom reimagined urban space. Post-war Architecture Between Italy and the UK explores how architects, urbanists, and historians in both countries collaborated around the shared need to rebuild. The authors discuss the far-reaching effects of this cultural exchange, including the influence of historic Italian town centers on British public space and the origin of postmodernism in clashes between British critics and Italian architects. Drawing on a wealth of archival materials, this volume offers new insights into architectural history in post-war Europe.

270 pages | 43 color plates | 6 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

1. Editors’ Note 2. The Complexity of Cultural Exchange: Anglo-Italian Relations in Architecture between Transnational Interactions and National Narratives Paolo Scrivano 3. On the Wave of the Welfare State: Anglo-Italian Town-Planning Strategies in the Post-War Years Lorenzo Ciccarelli Part I. Personae and Debates 4. Banham’s Italy Davide Spina 5. From Neoliberty to Postmodernism Benjamin Chavardés 6. Franco Albini and Leslie Martin: “a parallel working life” Antonello Alici 7. Superstudio, the Sign and the Problem of Architectural Education Jeong Da Hyung Part II. Designing the Post-War City 8. Reweaving the city: The CIAM Summer Schools from London to Venice (1949-1957) Lorenzo Mingardi 9. The Influence of Patrick Geddes in Post-War Italy Through Jacqueline Tyrwhitt and Giancarlo De Carlo Maria Clara Ghia 10. Domenico Andriello and the “Città dell’uomo” Gemma Belli 11. From Futurism to ‘town-room’: Hodgkinson, the Brunswick and the low-rise/high density principle Clare Melhuish Part III. Building the Welfare State 12. A Janus-faced approach to the New Universities of the 1960s: monumentality and pedagogy at Sussex and Essex Jack O’Connor 13. Italy assessing the UK assessing Italy: A battle of perspectives on cities and learning  Francesco Zuddas 14. The Jewel of the Triennale: Dialogues between Italy and the UK around a school Gabriele Neri 15. Post-war British church architecture and the Italian model Lorenzo Grieco Index

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