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[automatically translated] Re-read the essays of Palermo by Angelo Torricelli see me, with a minimum of nostalgia, to a shared time and lived in a condition of great scientific freedom and academic carelessness, if it is allowed to use a term - perhaps inappropriate - but scores well the difference between those years and current. Freedom because it was possible to experiment with forms of teaching congruent with the boundary conditions and ibridarle with personal research and, I would say, also with personal passions. Carefree because nobody was forced to search, study and write and teach moving in default grids, even if it were still necessary and logical practice areas related to scientific communities and pursue transmissible and significant results to studying architecture and useful to students of Architecture. The book, although past few decades by writing essays, contains many indications that were still valid considerations not only for those who need or want to take an interest in the city of Palermo, but in general for issues that concern the contemporary urban design and implications involving the prevailing character of the existing settlement structures. The latter are characterized by a multiplicity of overlapping systems which are mutually discontinuous; investing size does not always commensurable; affecting places like Torricelli wanted us to remember, by analogy, in the words of Brancati: "The light jumps entire neighborhoods, re-emerging in a deep blue twilight, and turn on groups of houses in various points. The scene is very unique. They see domes, terraces, roofs completely devoid of light and, under these, the low houses lit strongly files. thin rays are skilled fishermen who a window, others a dog chasing its tail, tiny details that to be lit in the middle of a dark picture, you make it visible from a great distance. "
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPalermo Interpretata
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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