Between 1860 and 1950 Italian architecture had the task of building the modern image of a young nation. Politics asked to architects to convey, through their work, identity messages to the collectivity. This process was particularly present during the period of fascism (1922- 1943), at the disposal of the government of Benito Mussolini. Through strong messages deeply rooted to the ancient Roman tradition, fascism sought to restore a national identity that would guarantee the duration of the regime. The fundamental elements on which constituted this identity were the memorial monuments, places where the mass of the people feels the need to recognize each other to express the cult of the homeland. The article analyzes several monuments, from the construction of the Vittoriano by Giuseppe Sacconi, to the Ardeatine monument of the Fiorentino-Perugini group: a historical evolution that is deeply linked to the piety of the Italian people.

Guarrera, F. (2018). El monumento como instrumento de identidad nacional. El caso italiano. ARQUITEXTOS, 25(33), 49-60.

El monumento como instrumento de identidad nacional. El caso italiano

Guarrera, Fabio
2018

Abstract

Between 1860 and 1950 Italian architecture had the task of building the modern image of a young nation. Politics asked to architects to convey, through their work, identity messages to the collectivity. This process was particularly present during the period of fascism (1922- 1943), at the disposal of the government of Benito Mussolini. Through strong messages deeply rooted to the ancient Roman tradition, fascism sought to restore a national identity that would guarantee the duration of the regime. The fundamental elements on which constituted this identity were the memorial monuments, places where the mass of the people feels the need to recognize each other to express the cult of the homeland. The article analyzes several monuments, from the construction of the Vittoriano by Giuseppe Sacconi, to the Ardeatine monument of the Fiorentino-Perugini group: a historical evolution that is deeply linked to the piety of the Italian people.
Settore ICAR/14 - Composizione Architettonica E Urbana
Guarrera, F. (2018). El monumento como instrumento de identidad nacional. El caso italiano. ARQUITEXTOS, 25(33), 49-60.
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