Le città tardobarocche del Val di Noto nella World Heritage List dell'UNESCO

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

[automatically translated] Conducted on behalf of the Superintendence of Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Syracuse, as part of a project funded by European funds POR, the monograph is intended to carry out an exhaustive historical and critical excursus devoted to the eight cities of the Val di Noto (Caltagirone, Catania , Modica, Militello Val di Catania, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa, Scicli), inserted in 2002 in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as component parts of the site "the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto." The study is basically divided into two parts. The first is dedicated to the performance of the historical and artistic events which overall concerned the area of Sicily hit by the earthquake of 1693, traumatic event from which they depended extraordinary architectural constituent activities Today's historic-architectural complex recognized as a "World Heritage Site". The second part is devoted to the history of the individual centers, especially by reference to planning and urban development to post-earthquake and major architectural firms, especially in reference to the social arrangements connoting the various city communities. The first part begins with an initial focus on the disaster caused the seismic section, highlighting it resulting socio-political dynamics and the initiatives put in place to deal with the emergency. Then come the paragraphs focused on the unfolding of the major architectural firms and the chronological sequence of the protagonists, clients and architects associated with them. In this context, particular weight was given to key figures like Rosario Gagliardi and Giovan Battista Vaccarini, which also depended on a significant linguistic renewal in architecture. On the other hand it is not overlooked the vital role played also by foremen families, especially during the second half of the eighteenth century, tended to monopolize the professional environment of the Val di Noto, ensuring the continuation of a current directed to the experimentalism of late Baroque. particular weight was given to key figures like Rosario Gagliardi and Giovan Battista Vaccarini, which also depended on a significant linguistic renewal in architecture. On the other hand it is not overlooked the vital role played also by foremen families, especially during the second half of the eighteenth century, tended to monopolize the professional environment of the Val di Noto, ensuring the continuation of a current directed to the experimentalism of late Baroque. particular weight was given to key figures like Rosario Gagliardi and Giovan Battista Vaccarini, which also depended on a significant linguistic renewal in architecture. On the other hand it is not overlooked the vital role played also by foremen families, especially during the second half of the eighteenth century, tended to monopolize the professional environment of the Val di Noto, ensuring the continuation of a current directed to the experimentalism of late Baroque.
Original languageItalian
PublisherEdibook Giada
Number of pages195
ISBN (Print)978-88-903272-2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Cite this