Architecture

Franco Rosso

Alessandro Antonelli 1798-1888

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An outstanding figure in the Italian architecture of the 19th century, creator of the famous Mole Antonelliana in Turin.

Alessandro Antonelli, an outstanding figure in the Italian architecture of the 19th century, accomplished a sort of revision of classic architectural practice by applying new principles of constructive necessity, subtly interpreted, with interesting innovative effects in terms of expression. In the midst of the political-cultural debate that developed in France and reached Italy somewhat later, between the academic conservatism of the Beaux-Arts and scientific progressivism, Antonelli worked in a historical cycle that began in the first half of the 1400s, with Brunelleschi, and concluded with his famous “Mole” of Turin at the end of the 1800s: the cupola typology, one of the emblematic problems that could be approached only by a few great specialists.
This book illustrates Antonelli’s output, in critical profiles that place the accent on his emblematic work, while also reviewing his important activity in the field of urban planning.


Format
25x28
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket
Pages
244
Year of publication
1989
ISBN
9788843528486
Genre
Architecture
Publisher
Electa

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