From 1900 to 1905, in just five years, Ernesto Basile completed a historic parable in Palermotruly significant in the context of the project culture of Italian modernism. It is a bowtime between the design definition, also for the furnishings, of two prestigious onesresidences: the Villino Florio (1899-1902), the first mature and coherent example of Liberty in Italy,and the Villa Deliella (1905-1909), the first Sicilian manifestation of an academic revisionof modernism. Both residences, whose clients belong to the componentmore dynamic and culturally internationalist than the hegemonic class of Palermo, they areparadigmatic expressions of two dichotomous phases of the Sicilian derivation of the principlemodernist of the "design whole wheat". These two architectures, specimen god two different guidelinesof "policy of image ”of the wealthy owners, are an expression of a high level of elaboration of a “Sicilian way” to the modern reform of culture of living of the late Beautiful Époque. There compliance betweenthe logic compositional of the factories and the respective relations space of environments and configurations of furniture, in reality, the point of arrival of a consolidated culture architecturalendogenous, strong of a remarkable humus scientific-cultural is that was going up to the periodneoclassical. It, now, stood for run out the his mandate of interpreter of the component morecultured, but while always elitist, of the society Sicilian of the XIX century; a society that, despitethe contradictions endemic, had known important tensions social and considerable leaps proactive,be entrepreneurial that cultural, but that turned to a slow decline.The Villino Florio and Villa Deliella, not least for the different conception of the furniture, can represent,therefore, the extremes of that time frame that coincides with the apogee of this formidable period of the Sicilian history of Contemporary Age..
|Numero di pagine||41|
|Rivista||CERAMICA E ARTI DECORATIVE DEL NOVECENTO|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|