La città e il territorio di Alcamo : evoluzione e morfologia dell’insediamento

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The portrait of the city and the Alcamo territory that emerges forcefully from its history, from the historical and cultural heritage, its urban fabric, the analyzes and urban forecasts, returns the image of a strong urban context of a historical center perfectly recognizable and largely intact, still vital and generator of a city where clearly distinguish the different stages of expansion, community centers, the functional areas. A city that has experienced a fertile land, worked carefully over the centuries by its inhabitants, particularly suited to wine production and quality that has made it famous all over the world through the DOC Bianco d'Alcamo. An active community and projected towards the development, Sensitive always the most exciting new cultural and ready to experiment with declining them according to their identity, innovating the city with the participation of great artistic personalities like Giacomo Serpotta, the Gagini, Guglielmo Borremans, who left in Alcamo some of their most famous masterpieces but also players in the world of architecture and contemporary culture as Paul Portuguese, Gae Aulenti and Anna Maria Fundarò, who engaged in the body historic new architectural and urban languages enlivening it without betraying it, with significant amendments without mistificarne identity. Alcamo is both historic and contemporary city to city, an essential combination for the development of an urban settlement that despite the problems highlighted - but then more or less common to all the Sicilian reality - can boast of environmental resources, cultural and especially human on which to base its future development, based on the historical matrix but capable of achieving new horizons, produced numerous rewrites that never completely erase the urban and regional programming. Alcamo well suited the famous motto of Gustav Mahler, that tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the fire case. And in Alcamo still burns a powerful fire: that of the future will. that tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the fire case. And in Alcamo still burns a powerful fire: that of the future will. that tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the fire case. And in Alcamo still burns a powerful fire: that of the future will.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAlcamo : la Città, il Territorio, la Storia : guida agli Itinerari Culturali
Pages14-58
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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