LAS CUBIERTAS DE HIERRO DE LA PALERMO LIBERTY - THE IRON ROOFS IN PALERMO’S LIBERTY

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Abstract

The iron architecture spreads in Europe in the nineteenth century, coinciding with the advancement of the steel industry and the developmentof the extraordinary Art Nouveau period, a movement that analyses the evolution of the modern world, the industrial development, theadvances in technology, the new social and cultural needs, to find a new suitable form to meet the new demands of representativeness. Inthis atmosphere of urban renewal, modern technology plays a primary role, and iron is well-suited to adapt to the new demands of taste thatdraw inspiration from nature and its organic forms. Many of the iron works of the period have disappeared, destroyed or demolished andothers are in a total status of abandon and decay.The contribution is the result of a study carried out at the Department of Architecture of the University of Palermo, aimed to highlight thoseworks of iron architecture made in Palermo at the turn of the century, with particular attention to the roofs which have suffered through theyears the action of weather and, the consequences of neglect and superficiality regard these works and their role of historical, artistic andcultural evidence of the extraordinary Art Nouveau season in Sicily.
Original languageSpanish
Pages507-516
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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