Book Launch: Neorealist Architecture: Aesthetics of Dwelling in Postwar Italy

December 1, 2022

1 December 2022, 16h15 (CET). Lecture Room Cas 1.811, Casino-Gebäude. Campus Westend. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

After World War II, a wave of Italian films emerged that depicted the life and hardships of characters left helpless after the conflict, bringing to the screen the struggles of a time of existential angst and uncertainty.

This form of filmmaking was associated with a broader artistic phenomenon known as ‘neorealism’ and is now considered a pivotal point in the history of Italian cinema. But neorealism was not limited to film any more than it was to literature. It spread to other areas of artistic production, including architecture. What was, then, neorealist architecture?

David Escudero’s Neorealist Architecture: Aesthetics of Dwelling in Postwar Italy appeared in October 2022 by Routledge.

This book launch will be introduced by Daniela Ortiz dos Santos.

More information about the launch event can be found here.

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