By Jean-Francois Lejeune, Michelangelo Sabatino
Bringing to mild the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular development traditions of the Mediterranean sector, this booklet considers architectural perform and discourse from the Nineteen Twenties to the Nineteen Eighties. The essays the following situate Mediterranean modernism when it comes to suggestions reminiscent of regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, severe regionalism, and postmodernism - an alternate heritage of the trendy structure and urbanism of a severe interval within the 20th century.
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13 Around the Academy of France in Rome, a genuine group of artists gathered – including LouisJoseph Le Lorrain, JosephMarie Vien, and others. 14 Moreover, it should be remembered that in the formation of that movement of taste, socalled “revolutionary” but codiﬁed afterwards in the revisionist Empire style, the thirtyfour plates engraved by Piranesi and dedicated to the minute representation of objects of daily life in Pompeii and in Herculaneum played a primary role. 16 There again, it is above all in the intérieur of the private homes that the echo of a faraway nostalgia resonated.
Photo J. P. Anders. 16 5 See Fernand Braudel, La Méditer ranée et le Monde méditerranéen à l’époque de Philippe II, Paris, Armand Collin, 1949. In English, The Mediter ranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, London, Fontana/Collins, 1972. 7 [Editor’s translation]. In the chapter “Novecentismo e opzione classica” of his monograph on José Luis Sert, 1901–1983, Milano, Electa, 2000, Rovira discusses Braudel’s research and book as an attempt to counteract the simplistic and propagandistic mythification of the Mediterranean.
26 Yet, for the most part, these studies stand as isolated instances. While surveys of twentiethcentury architecture tend to address nationalism, they rarely deal with the transnational phenomenon of Mediterranean modernism that existed within, rather than in opposition to, modernism. 27 It is precisely this multiplicity, and the tensions that this approach generates, that the subtitle of the book suggests. Dialogues about the vernacular and contested identities were instrumental in shaping Mediterranean modernism.
Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities by Jean-Francois Lejeune, Michelangelo Sabatino