Alla scoperta di una città sconosciuta: i mercati coperti nella Palermo dell'Ottocento

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Since the end of the eighteenth century, for over a century we are seeing Palermo to attempts to rationalize the traditional street market in stable commercial structures: by arcades and loggias to functional and updated bodies. Along with theaters and other urban infrastructure it was made two spectacular market architectures, similar to those that were springing up in major European cities, and later even less impact structures, such as sheds and urban tunnels. Use of the new iron language favored upgrading a production apparatus and delicate business, but growing rapidly. The survey of libraries, archives and newspapers of the time contributes to regain the architecture lost and to provide an original key to social evolution reading, technical and economic of the city and its inhabitants, the adversarial relationship between the demand for rules and sellers needs. Of these markets today does not remain even a memory for the long elapsed time, and the few remaining traces refer us to a city where even the general harmony was considered a common value, in which the demolitions and replacements - even just simple metallic roofs - lit long debates and fierce. Where these architectures were saved by economic coasting reasoning, from Stockholm to Budapest, from Barcelona to London, the nineteenth-century market halls perfectly keep the original purpose or are reused for compatible destinations, inserted fully in the tourist circuits that enhance design lightness and extraordinary spaciousness. the conflictual relationship between the demand for rules and sellers needs. Of these markets today does not remain even a memory for the long elapsed time, and the few remaining traces refer us to a city where even the general harmony was considered a common value, in which the demolitions and replacements - even just simple metallic roofs - lit long and fierce debates. Where these architectures were saved by economic coasting reasoning, from Stockholm to Budapest, from Barcelona to London, the nineteenth-century market halls perfectly keep the original purpose or are reused for compatible destinations, inserted fully in the tourist circuits that enhance design lightness and extraordinary spaciousness. the conflictual relationship between the demand for rules and requirements of the sellers. Of these markets today does not remain even a memory for the long elapsed time, and the few remaining traces refer us to a city where even the general harmony was considered a common value, in which the demolitions and replacements - even just simple metallic roofs - lit long debates and fierce. Where these architectures were saved by economic coasting reasoning, from Stockholm to Budapest, from Barcelona to London, the nineteenth-century market halls perfectly keep the original purpose or are reused for compatible destinations, inserted fully in the tourist circuits that enhance design lightness and extraordinary spaciousness.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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