The catalogue of the traveling exhibition that last November, in Matera, inaugurated the Gangemi Editore volume 9 itinerari x 100 architetture del ‘900 Basilicata e Puglia (9 itineraries x 100 20th-century architectures Basilicata and Apulia), edited by Antonello Pagliuca and Mauro Sàito, documents an architectural heritage just waiting to be discovered in over 300 pages, compiled and classified by the respective regional sections of Docomomo Italia.
The organisation for the documentation and conservation of modern buildings and urban centres intends thusly to contribute to the strengthening of a culture of awareness regarding the expressive values and historical relevance of works that have been part of the social, political and economic events of the twentieth century in these two regions, presented through nine thematic itineraries that go beyond the traditional chronological framework.
The projects, chosen for their ability to interpret the identifying characteristics of these territories in an original and different way, go from Ettore Stella’s Duni cinema-theatre in Matera to Gio Ponti’s Co-cathedral in Taranto, from the Monument to the Italian Sailor championed by Mussolini for the Port of Brindisi to the San Nicola Stadium by Renzo Piano in Bari, from the Valtour Holiday Village in Ostuni to the Olivetti Research Centre in Bitritto as well as including buildings, residential buildings, places of worship and feats of engineering. Like Sergio…
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