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Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime

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ISBN: 9783030194284 Year: Pages: 229 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19428-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Architecture --- Arts in general
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Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime discusses the relationship between the novel and architecture during the Fascist period in Italy (1922-1943). By looking at two profoundly diverse aesthetic phenomena within the context of the creation of a Fascist State art, Billiani and Pennacchietti argue that an effort of construction, or reconstruction, was the main driving force behind both projects: the advocated “revolution” of the novel form (realism) and that of architecture (rationalism). The book is divided into seven chapters, which in turn analyze the interconnections between the novel and architecture in theory and in practice. The first six chapters cover debates on State art, on the novel and on architecture, as well as their historical development and their unfolding in key journals of the period. The last chapter offers a detailed analysis of some important novels and buildings, which have in practice realized some of the key principles articulated in the theoretical disputes.

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839445983 9783837645989 Year: Pages: 290 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445983 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Popular entertainment and entertainment are considered essentially aesthetic phenomena. But is there a specific "aesthetics of the popular"? And how can mass arts affect the development of worldviews and identity orientations in a problematic way? Kaspar Maase focuses on the "mainstream" of mass arts and their everyday usage practices. In his study, he develops an understanding of popular culture as a network of practical interactions between people, texts, things, contexts, and situations, thus providing basic orientations for empirical research in a variety of disciplines.

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