The Danteum is an enlarged and slightly revised edition of Schumacher’s II Danteum di Terragni. (Rome, ). Princeton Architectural Press has produced a. Known only through a small number of drawings and photographs as well as a single model, the Danteum is arguably one of the most. The Danteum is one of the most enigmatic projects by one of the most enigmatic architects of the twentieth century: Giuseppe Terragni.
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The November 10,at the Palazzo Venezia, the Valdameri and the designers present the project and they obtained the consent of the Duce. Rather than attempting to illustrate the narrative, however, Terragni focuses on the text’s form and rhyme structure, translating them into the language of carefully proportioned spaces and unadorned surfaces typical of Italian Rationalism. The Valdameri himself had proposed some names for the board, including Giovanni Gentile and Ugo Ojetti.
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Views Read Edit View history. Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of the Divine Comedy. Notify me of new comments via email. The glass enclosed central atrium was meant as the staging point for mass Fascist rallies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Italian fascist architecture Cultural depictions of Dante Alighieri Teragni buildings and structures. DanteumColisseum in background.
Terragni became famous in the years leading up to Italy joining in the war, with public and private commissions. Wikipedia Cite this article: Since the form of the Divine Comedy was itself influenced by the architectural structure of Byzantine churches, the Danteum is in a sense a translation of a translation.
Welcome to ArchEyes If you are an Architect, a Furniture Designer, a Photographer or you simply have something important to tell about Architecture you can submit your work to ArchEyes. Although publicly decrying Renaissance architecture, Terragni relied heavily on historic precedent when it suited him.
Since the form of the Divine Comedy was itself influenced by the architectural structure of Byzantine churches, the Danteum is in a sense a translation of a translation. Because of the complex of literary, artistic, and architectural meaning associated with the design, the theorist Aarati Kanekar regards it as exemplary of how a spatial structure can express a sophisticated poetic meaning without an explicit “vocabulary” of architectural symbols. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here However, because of the political developments that led to the entrance into the warthe subsequent hearings to discuss the project, still they had been continuously postponed.
Written by paperarch August 9, at 1: One of the architects was Giuseppe Terragni.
It consists of a sequence of monumental spaces that parallel the narrator’s journey from the “dark wood” through hell, purgatory, and paradise.
Dante and His PoemMichelangelo. Yerragni residues of the project give us the unfulfilled dream of Terragni for a monument to Dante, in which the Divine Comedy was projected in an architectural scheme. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
You are commenting using your WordPress. Guiseppe Terrangi, a successful architect, is included here because of two buildings which defined his work: The structure was meant to be built in Rome on the Via dell’Impero.
All architects design projects which are never built, whether for financial, ideological, or personal reasons. However, because of the political developments that led to the entrance into the war, the subsequent hearings to discuss the project, still they had been continuously postponed.
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Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of the Divine Comedy. Retrieved from ” https: The Colosseum as representation of the Roman Empire underpinning of Fascism, the rectilinear insertion danteeum a non-geometric space, the sheer size of the Danteum as a non-humanistic structure, and finally what appears to be the will of the people as expressed in graffiti. Michelangelo aboveand Botticellipainted canonical images.
This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Terragni, in his turn, took the text and designed a physical model of that written allegory, also using numerology and geometry. Regarding the project papers, we are left with a few copies of the boards of the panels with bas-reliefs, that had been photographed and entered in the drawings, and the project report of Giuseppe Terragni.
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