Beyond Italianization

Conflicts, stories, and reactions of the afterlives of fascism in Bolzano/Bozen

Authored by: Sara Favargiotti , Alessandro Busana , Daniele Cappelletti

The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367348519
eBook ISBN: 9780429328435
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429328435-19

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Abstract

Bolzano/Bozen represents an epitome in the history of Italian fascism and an intriguing case of its afterlife. After the First World War, it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy and massively Italianized. The Fascist regime imposed development on the western and southern areas of the city, and during this period, all the main figures of Italian modern architecture converged to Bolzano/Bozen by proposing inspiring visions and provocative projects for this new part of the city. After the fascist period, this area of the city was massively demolished and reconstructed with completely different strategies of urban development and public space design.

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