The course aims to introduce students to the knowledge of Italian architecture in the first decades after the Second World War, read in relation to the international context and the crisis of the Modern.
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Mutuazione: 21010028-1 ARCHITETTURA ITALIANA DEL '900 - PARTE 1 in Architettura - Progettazione architettonica LM-4 TALAMONA MARIA IDA


This course examines the history of Italian architecture in the 1900s, focusing on the years between the two World Wars and on the second post-war period.
The first part of the course is dedicated to the leading figures, the themes and the works of the Fascist period in Turin, Milan and Rome. The purpose is to highlight the dialogue between Italian architectural culture and the new European debates while studying the peculiarities of Italian architecture and its relationship with local tradition.
The second half examines the post-World War II period, starting with the reconstruction projects until the Post-Modern debate, brought to the attention by Paolo Portoghesi during the 1980 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Core Documentation

Marco Biraghi, Storia dell’architettura italiana 1985-2915, Einaudi, Torino 2013
Giorgio Ciucci, Gli architetti e il fascismo. Architettura e città 1922-1944, Einaudi, Torino 1989.
Manfredo Tafuri, History of the Italian Architecture, 1944-1985, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1989

Type of delivery of the course

Currently, the course is held in distance learning through Microsoft Teams hub. In the same hub, students can find learning materials and notices about the course activity. Students can register for the course through the Moodle website https://architettura.el.uniroma3.it/course/index.php?categoryid=18.


The attendance of at least 75% of the lessons is compulsory. Lessons attendance will be checked.

Type of evaluation

The evaluation is based on an oral examination on-line. The student will have to answer some questions related to the course program and will have to demonstrate a good knowledge of the topic addressed. The student must also prove to be able to describe plans and elevations of the buildings discussed.