Materan Contradictions: Architecture, Preservation and Politics

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Architecture - 361 pages
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Set within a sociopolitical and architectural history of Matera from 1950 to the present, this book analyses the contemporary effects of preservation on the city and surrounding province. More broadly, it examines the relationship between and interdependence of preservation and modernism within architectural thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Problem
1
1 Geographic Situation
17
2 Social Geography and Political Context of Modern Matera
37
Transformation of Public Discourse into Political Action
69
Modernization of the Vernacular City
103
Completion of the Job Recupero dei Sassi
171
Consequences of Preservation
235
Preservation Modernization and the Political Economy
301
Appendix
323
Bibliography
325
Index
349
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Dr Anne Toxey is Director of Toxey/McMillan Design Associates, and Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

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