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        • Roma Interrotta
          Barok Rome als een (post-)modernistisch model

        Abstract
        In the exhibition Roma Interrotta (1978) 12 architecture firms developed proposals for Rome on the basis of the Nuova Pianta di Roma by Giambattista Nolli (1748). The endeavour was meant as a criticism of the nineteenth-century urban development of Rome, when it became the capital of a united Italy. This essay examines the ideas that circulated about Roma capitale among architecture historians and architects, in order to better understand its radical dismissal in 1978. This dismissal, it is argued, was motivated by a Modernist and Postmodernist view of Baroque Rome as the model of the European (capital) city. This view, in turn, is based on a quite narrow and specific reading of Rome’s urban development. As such, it lays bare some of the limitations and weaknesses in the architectural discourse of the 1970s.
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        Citation
        Delbeke, M. (2011). Roma Interrotta. Barok Rome als een (post-)modernistisch model. Baroque, OASE, (86), 74–79. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/86/RomaInterrotta

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