Dal rettifilo alla croce: l'apertura di strada Maqueda a Palermo

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Abstract

Till now the project of strada Maqueda has been subjected almost exclusively to critical interpretations that have properly emphasized its symbolic value, especially with reference to the showing, at an unprecedented urban scale, of the symbol of the cross, expression of a Catholicism increasingly orthodox and extremist; little has been said, on the other hand, on issues related to the process of material construction of this urban space, to the operations and procedures related to the opening by disembowelment, in the dense and compact structure of one of the main Mediterranean capitals, of a road long almost one kilometer and a half, and large more than 11 meters, a rettifilo that in the year 1600 represented on the European scene an extremely complex urban intervention.In this contribution, even with the aid of new archival documentation, I will try to shed light on the protagonists of this architectural achievement, on steps, timing and mode of organization of the construction site, as well as tools and techniques used to control the urban space in order to track properly the new road through the medieval neighborhoods.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)4-25
Numero di pagine22
RivistaArcHistoR
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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