The leading thread of the present volume is the theme of the voyage to Sicily, Palermo,but the text is not only concerned about voyagers and their journals. Thecore is the city and the architecture through the written account of external personalities,who between the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, arrive in the Capital and theway( not neutral at all nor objective) by which they got information and transmittedimpressions, observations.Testimonies are limited, due to the selection, which has been made in a precedingperiod of time (compared to the phenomenon, which is going to explode in XVIIIthand XIXth centuries).To modern travelers, who before the so-called season of Grand tour, visit Europe andItaly, the adventure in the Far south of the peninsula and docking in the island, constitutean unusual endeavour. Sicily is generally excluded as destination of the voyage.The boldest ones go beyond Rome, but only few ones cross Naples. This experienceis considered an additional step, an extension imposed by other aims, starting pointto travel to Malta, Middle East, Holy Land or simply a fortunate opportunity for an excursionto a place, which holds an exotic and mysterious appeal.Whoever comes to Palermo looks at the city without prejudices, which on the contrarywill characterize the following Great voyage in Sicily. The aim is to analyze architecturalappeal, right in the moment of the genesis and definition of a great modern city.
|Numero di pagine||176|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|
|Nome||FRAMMENTI DI STORIA E ARCHITETTURA|