Between 1860 and 1950 Italian architecture had the task of building the modern image of ayoung nation. Politics asked to architects to convey, through their work, identity messagesto the collectivity. This process was particularly present during the period of fascism (1922-1943), at the disposal of the government of Benito Mussolini. Through strong messages deeplyrooted to the ancient Roman tradition, fascism sought to restore a national identity thatwould guarantee the duration of the regime. The fundamental elements on which constitutedthis identity were the memorial monuments, places where the mass of the people feelsthe need to recognize each other to express the cult of the homeland.The article analyzes several monuments, from the construction of the Vittoriano by GiuseppeSacconi, to the Ardeatine monument of the Fiorentino-Perugini group: a historical evolutionthat is deeply linked to the piety of the Italian people.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2018|