Il vetro e il velluto. La casa tra opacità e trasparenza

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Abstract

At beginning of twentieth century, new techniques allow to replace the wall built with opaque materials with glass walls, abolishing the visual barriers between inside and outside. After explaining the aesthetics of the transparency advocated by the Modern Movement, this essay focused on two ways of living, and it described the modernist glass house oriented towards visual aesthetics and the nineteenth-century house, which on the contrary expresses - with its heavy velvets - the idea of warmth and tactility. Finally, it focused on the dialectics between opacity/transparency in the technological home of the Third Millennium.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)205-218
Number of pages14
JournalATQUE
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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