Thursday, September 30, 2010
A Two-Book Presentation and Signing
Featuring 'Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean' and 'Pride in Modesty'
MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
Like the best cultural history of our day, this book follows people and forms, ideals and myths, across distances large and small. I have no doubt that this will quickly become a key book among architectural historians, as well as geographers and cultural historians. It will also have great appeal for present-day architects and landscape architects, all of whom are grappling with these themes.Gwendolyn Wright, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, GSAPP, Columbia University
PRIDE IN MODESTY
'Sabatino's richly detailed and contextualized history of the vernacular documents a whole other legacy of architectural practice and nationalist ideology in twentieth-century Italy. This revelatory book challenges the dominant assumptions that building under fascism was restricted to competing styles of rhetorical romanita', modernist classicism, and rationalism. It also demonstrates that the vernacular was not homogeneous, but as diverse as the regions of Italy. Through a close reading of literature, ethnography, and architecture, Sabatino shows that these varying interpretations of indigenous dwellings and craft traditions worked toward and against the nation's drive to modernity.'Emily Braun, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New YorkPresentation of Books and Authors by:
Professor George Dodds (Executive Editor, Journal of Architectural Education)Roundtable with authors of the books:
Prof. Sheila Crane (University of Virginia)
Prof. Jean-Francois Lejeune (University of Miami)
Prof. Michelangelo Sabatino (University of Houston)
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Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium of the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
Organized by: Embassy of Italy
In collaboration with: Italian Cultural Institute in Washington
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