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: 21010028-2 ARCHITETTURA ITALIANA DEL '900 - PARTE 2 in Architettura - Progettazione architettonica LM-4 CAUSARANO FEDERICA


Lectures will focus on Italian architecture during the second half of the 20th century. In specific, they will sharpen architectural production between the end of the Second World War and the First International Architecture Exhibition de "La Biennale di Venezia" (1980). Among the main themes discussed will be post-war reconstruction, the crisis of Modern Architecture, the relationship between Architecture, History and Tradition, the new avant-garde proposals, the debate on Art, Architecture and Urban Development, the identity of the architectural discipline, the development of new building technologies. All themes will be discussed through an in-depth analysis of the most important architecture of the period.

Core Documentation

M. Tafuri, Storia dell’architettura italiana 1944-1985, Einaudi, Torino 1982.
F. Dal Co (a cura di), Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il secondo Novecento, Electa, Milano 1997.
M. Biraghi, Storia dell’architettura contemporanea 1945-2008, vol. II, Einaudi, Torino 2008.
E. G. Haddad, D. Rifkind (a cura di), A critical history of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010, Routledge, Oxford 2014.

Type of delivery of the course

The course will consist of classroom lectures. In case of an extension of the COVID-19 health emergency, we will implement all the provisions governing teaching modalities and student assessment. In particular, the lessons may be given either in mixed mode, alternating face-to-face lessons and distance lessons, via the Microsoft Teams platform, or exclusively by remotely on the same platform. The course requires compulsory attendance of at least 75% of the lessons.


The course requires compulsory attendance of at least 75% of the lessons.

Type of evaluation

The assessment consists of an oral examination. The student must answer some questions related to the course content and demonstrate a good knowledge of the subject matter. The student must also demonstrate the ability to draw plans, sections and elevations of the buildings covered. In the case of the extension of the COVID-19 health emergency, will be applied all the provisions governing teaching methods and student assessment.