Adalberto Libera

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Francesco Garofalo, Luca Veresani
Chronicle Books Llc, 1992 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Adalberto Libera (1903-1963) was one of the preeminent Italian Rationalist architects of the 1930s and 1940s. Both a protagonist of Italian modern architecture and an important cultural organizer during the movement's birth, he emerged as author of several key works built under the Fascist regime. Some of his best-known projects include the Palazzo dei Congressi, the post office in Rome, the design of the entrance facade of the Exhibition of the Tenth Anniversary of the Fascist Revolution, and the single-story housing units in Rome's Tuscolano Quarter. Other projects - schools, auditoria, exhibition pavilions, and master plans - display the range of his commissions. Adalberto Libera covers the complete works of this prolific architect: over 70 projects are documented through more than 300 sketches, drawings, models, photographs, and brief descriptive texts. An introductory essay, biography, and bibliography including Libera's theoretical writings complete the monograph, bringing this great architect long-overdue attention.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Student Drawings
17
Elementary School Piazza dArmi Rome Project
21
The Making of a Vocabulary
22
Colonial Pavilion for the Milan Fair Project
27
Series of LowIncome Houses for 20 000 to 70000 Liras Projects
28
Extensiors and FIL Promotional Pavilions Projects
29
SCAC Promotional Pavilion for the Milan Fair
31
Apartment Building Via Messina Rome
126
Villas Housing Exhibition E42 Rome Projects
127
Mountain Acropolis on the Doss Trento Project
130
GIL Womens Dormitory Abbazia Dalmatia Project
132
First Exhibition of Race Rome Project
134
Ataturk Memorial Ankara Turkey Project
135
La tecnica funzionale dellabitazione Studies for the book
138
Banca dItalia Headquarters Via dei Guantai Naples Project
142

Furnishing and Interior Design for a WorkingClass House Project
33
LowIncome Houses Tor di Quinto Rome Project
35
Master Plan for Bolzano Project
36
Villa Foglia Savona Project
38
LowIncome Houses Tripoli Libya Project
39
Interior Design of the Casa Elettrica Fourth Monza Triennale
40
Plan for the Piazza della Cattedrale Tripoli Libya Project
42
New Palazzata of Messina Project
45
Church for an Agricultural Village Libya Project
47
Nicoletti House Via San Basilio Rome
48
Elementary School Piazza Raffaello Sanzio Trento
49
Exhibition of the Tenth Anniversary of the Fascist Revolution Rome
53
Apartment Buildings for the Societa Immobiliare Tirrena Ostia Rome
58
Casa del Balilla Porto Civitanova Marche Macerata
65
Italian Pavilion for the Chicago Worlds Fair
67
Elementary and Vocational Schools Bolzano Project
69
Post Office Building Via Marmorata Rome
71
Design of the Castelfusano Waterfront Rome Project
76
Palazzo del Littorio Rome Project first stage
78
Redesign of the Mausoleum of Augustus as a National Shrine Rome Studies
82
Italian Pavilion for the Brussels International Exposition Belgium
84
Auditorium Rome Project
86
Master Plan for Aprilia Latina Project
92
Exhibition of Summer Camps and Child Welfare Circus Maxinuis Rome
93
Palazzo dei Rieevimenti e dei Congressi E42 Rome
99
Symbolic Arch for the E42 Rome
107
Palazzo del Littorio Viale Aventino Rome Project second stage
110
Casa Malaparte Capri
114
Palazzo dellAcqua e della Luce E42 Rome Project
118
INCIS Quarter Via Imperiale Rome Project
120
Train Station Sofia Bulgaria Project
122
Ministerial Complex Bratislava Czechoslovakia Project
124
Philharmonic Concert Hall Via Roma Verona Project
143
SocietÓ Terni Promotional Pavilion Project
144
INA Casa Via Galilei Trento
145
New Polytechnic School of Turin Project
147
INA Casa SingleStory Housing Complex Tuscolano Rome
149
Tobacco Shop Milan
156
Airone Movie Theatre Rome
157
Cassa per II Mezzogiorno Pavilion Third Regional Fair Cagliari
160
Palazzo della Regione TrentinoAlto Adige Trento
162
Apartment Block Via Orsi Naples Project
167
Two Villas Via del Casaletto Rome
168
Apartment Buildings Via Pessina Cagliari
169
Barracks and Living Quarters for Military Personnel Fiumicino Airport Rome
171
Christian Democratic Party Headquarters EUR Rome Project
172
Cathedral La Spezia
175
Office Building Via Torino Rome
177
INA Casa Headquarters EUR Rome Project
181
Residential Quarter Grottaperfetta Rome Project
183
Olympic Village Rome
184
Italsider Residential Quarter PiombinoSalivoli Leghorn Project
188
Residential Quarter for the Kolaba Atomic Center near Bombay India
189
Bridge on the Tiber Tor di Quinto Rome and Risorgimento Bridge on the Adige Verona Projects
192
INCIS Residential Quarter Decima Rome
194
Residential Quarter San Basilio Rome Project
195
Villa Cavazza EUR Rome
196
Biography
197
Catalogue of Works
199
Writings of Adalberto Libera
202
Bibliography
203
Sources of Illustrations
208
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About the author (1992)

Francesco Garofalo is professor of architecture at the University of Pescara and is a renowned expert on twentieth-century Italian architecture.

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