The E42 Imperial Square and the Incessant Architectural Research of Ludovico Quaroni. Classical in its largeness, Roman in its conception (Marcello Piacentini)

Authors

  • Attilio Petruccioli

Abstract

In 1938 the competition for the Imperial Square E42 signs the end the Scuola Romana’s “Other Modernism†– an experimental period most sensitive to the values of the organic city. The design of the square, although eventually distorted by many compromises, became a cornerstone in the architectural research of Ludovico Quaroni. After the War, in spite of the ideological barrage of his opponents (particularly those within the School of Architecture) Quaroni continued his enquiry which eventually led him, forty years later, to conceive the extraordinary design of the Opera House in Rome.

References

N. d. R., L’Esposizione Universale di Roma in “Architetturaâ€, 1938, n. XVII, dicembre, numero speciale.

Lucio Barbera, Cinque pezzi facili dedicati a Ludovico Quaroni, Edizioni Kappa, 1989.

Antonella Greco e A. Del Fante in Antonella Greco, Gaia Remiddi (a cura di), Guida alle architetture romane di Ludovico Quaroni, Palombi, 2003.

Antonino Terranova (ed.), Ludovico Quaroni. Architetture per Cinquant’anni, Gangemi, 1985.

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2015-07-31

How to Cite

Petruccioli, A. (2015). The E42 Imperial Square and the Incessant Architectural Research of Ludovico Quaroni. Classical in its largeness, Roman in its conception (Marcello Piacentini). L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 3(6). Retrieved from http://architetturadellecitta.it/index.php/adc/article/view/60

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L'Architettura delle città-The Journal of Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni