Introduzione

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The text introduces some results of activity of the study coordinated by Andrea Sciascia and the working of the group composed by Gaetano Cuccia, Emanuele Palazzotto, Adriana Sarro and Luciana Macaluso as part of the research program entitled "The architecture of the churches in Sicily after the Second Vatican Council (FFR 2012).The working group has gradually developed the idea, to understand, in the field of action research, the influences and contaminations found among cultic architecture of the Mediterranean, extending the research work other scholars (Valentina Acierno, Mauro Bertagnin, Tania Culotta, Giuseppe Di Benedetto, Giuseppe Marsala, Isabella Daidone, Mariaelena Ferraro, Luigi Pintacuda, Laura Sciortino, Flavia Zaffora).The liturgical architecture theme, addressed in most of the essays in the volume, stems from the fruitful cooperation that has developed between the Chair of Architectural design of Pasquale Culotta, the then Faculty of Architecture of Palermo, the Department of History and Design Architecture and the Center for Studies on Arts for direct Liturgy by Monsignor Crispino Valenziano. Pasquale Culotta, in the same years, he joined the research and teaching intensive project activity, in Sicily and elsewhere in Italy, facing their own liturgical architecture. The first part, dedicated to "The architecture of worship in Sicily", traces through certain significant examples of the issues in these post-conciliar years have emerged in relation to the construction of new churches or liturgical adaptation of existing ones.The second part, entitled "Mediterranean, contamination and influences", examines the ability of archaic and archetypal forms of the sacred space to leave traces of their existence, mingling and crossing, in the constant, cyclic creation of a new order, finding food in the differences and the peculiarities of the different historical and religious realities.Finally, the third part deals with the reflection on the stay, from ancient to contemporary times, of the principles that inform the place and time where cult architecture appear connected to each other in an attempt to give breath of transcendence and sacredness to the space organized and It designed, in a passage that is always consecration and transit.As noted by Giuliano Gresleri in the afterword, on the one hand there is, in the various contributions, the assumption of a "critical" look that passes through the post-conciliar liturgical architectural productions of at least five decades, on the other emerges Sicilian religious architecture specificity and Sicily, recognizable in the idea of a close friend and osmotic relationship with the places, and the achievement of a formal and spatial condition "austere". The book is dedicated to Pasquale Culotta.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitettura cultuale nel Mediterraneo
Pages9-10
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameNUOVA SERIE DI ARCHITETTURA

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