City: Sicily , Rome ,. TAGS: Exhibition ,. Other photos The exhibition which opens on 11th May in Rome , re-evokes the figure of the architect, urban planner and historian, author of the famous essay " Modern Rome ", published by Einaudi, which recounted the urban history of Rome from to the s. Insolera was a keen amateur photographer who wanted to record the processes of urban development and transformation, the main aim of his work.
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Italo Insolera Turin , February 7, — Rome , August 27, was an Italian architect , urban and land planner, and historian. He published several books and essays dealing with the economic, social and cultural circumstances and conditions of urban development, and the use of the ancient town in the framework of metropolitan development.
These issues were also the primary focus of his professional and academic work, where restoration and planning of historical towns and environmental systems prevail. He was especially interested in the relationship between archaeology and the modern city; he proposed solutions for the correct re use of ancient towns that included traffic restriction, pedestrianization , and restoration.
Some of these have been implemented by municipal governments , particularly in Rome. Born in Turin in , at age five he and his family moved to Rome. His father Filadelfo , a university teacher, ranked amongst the few who introduced the financial and actuarial science in Italy. His elder brother Delfino was editorial director at Zanichelli publisher in the s and s; his sister Melina, high-school teacher, wrote a number of grammar books Italian , Latin and ancient Greek.
He became a licensed architect in , and qualified for university teaching in urbanism in Meanwhile, he had married Anna Maria Bozzola architect, in the early s was the author of a book series on arts education which became a reference in the freshly reformed Italian lower secondary school ; she would be his partner during all his life.
In , he published Roma moderna. Un secolo di storia urbanistica Modern Rome: A Century of Urban History , the first book dealing with urban planning and management in Rome from the unification of Italy to the present. The book has subsequently gone through six editions, with the most recent published in He was added to the official register of land planners in Insolera also long played a leading role in numerous environmental battles over landscape conservation and protection, as well as urban architectural heritage protection and revitalization.
He died of natural causes at age 83 in his house in Monteverde , Rome at dawn on August 27, This article closely derives from the original Italian page, which was written with the substantial contribution of Insolera himself.
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Italo Insolera Turin , February 7, — Rome , August 27, was an Italian architect , urban and land planner, and historian. He published several books and essays dealing with the economic, social and cultural circumstances and conditions of urban development, and the use of the ancient town in the framework of metropolitan development. These issues were also the primary focus of his professional and academic work, where restoration and planning of historical towns and environmental systems prevail. He was especially interested in the relationship between archaeology and the modern city; he proposed solutions for the correct re use of ancient towns that included traffic restriction, pedestrianization , and restoration.
Da Napoleone I al XXI secolo published in as the last of several editions, revisions and updates issued starting from The book covers, among others, the last years of papal government and the subsequent establishment of Rome as the national capital of the newly unified Italy , the—contradictory, in Insolera's opinion—architectural achievements of the late 19th century, the difficult years post-WWI , the urban policy of the Fascist period , regarded as absurd by Insolera, the cultural revival and optimism following WWII , and what Insolera views as the alarming and still relevant developments of the late decades of the 20th century. With this scope, the book reconstructs the fascinating, complex and difficult history of a city that endlessly seeks—and never seems to find according to Insolera—a planned definition of its own urban aspect. The second chapter refers to the post urban history of Rome. The main contributor is it:Paolo Berdini , an expert on the Roman suburbs , who collaborated with Insolera on the edition of the book and was responsible for urban planning in Rome at the start of the municipal government established after the June elections. A map relating to the city centre and the changes that have occurred there since the early 19th century, additional photos, and an index of places complete the materials designed for the English edition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Modern Rome. From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century by Italo Insolera
Three canvases combine words, painting and gestures in a critical rethinking of the past as a means of building friendships, solidarity and alliances. For the first time, MAXXI dedicates a focus to a critic's archive, one of the most important intellectuals and writer of the last half-century, who died at the age of 87 in An imposing oil on canvas between Bollywood and the Roman suburbs, diaspora and cultural integration. Buy online.