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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You are commenting using your WordPress. Submit your terragbi Submit work. This panel of the presentation to Mussolini shows the hierarchy of the State and history.
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Rome, Italy Proyect year: 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. The project for the Danteum was daanteum as rigidly geometric, based on the square and the golden rectangle, constructed from squares.
Since the form of the Divine Comedy was itself influenced by the architectural structure of Byzantine churches, the Danteum is in a sense a dantum of a translation.
All architects design projects which are never built, whether for financial, ideological, or personal reasons. The 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. The structure was meant to be built in Rome on the Via dell’Impero.
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. One of the architects was Giuseppe Terragni.
Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of the Divine Comedy. 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. Terragni became famous in the years leading up to Italy joining in the war, with public and private commissions.
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 project was commissioned by Valdameri to Terragni and Pietro Lingeri and was supported by steel industrialist Milanese the count Alessandro Poss who had made available the sum of two million lire as a personal contribution to the project execution.
Michelangelo aboveand Botticellipainted canonical images. The Valdameri himself had proposed some names for the board, including Giovanni Gentile and Ugo Ojetti. As the Divine Comedy includes references to numerology and geometry, the poem could be seen as a written allegory of the physical structure of the afterlife. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Although publicly decrying Renaissance architecture, Terragni relied heavily on historic precedent when it suited him. Views Read Edit View history.
The Danteum / Giuseppe Terragni
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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Retrieved from ” https: This is an anti-Humanist building, and as such a paragon of the International Style as it was developing between the World Wars. 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.
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Italian fascist architecture Cultural depictions of Dante Alighieri Unfinished buildings and structures. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It consists of a sequence of monumental spaces that parallel the narrator’s journey from the “dark wood” through hell, purgatory, dantfum paradise. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: However, in the end about all that remains now are some sketches on paper, scraps of an architectural model of the project and pieces of a project report Relazionewritten by Terragni.
Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of tegragni Divine Comedy. Regarding the project papers, we are left with a few copies of the boards of the canteum with bas-reliefs, that had been photographed and entered in the drawings, and the project report of Giuseppe Terragni. Wikipedia Cite this article: The intention was to celebrate the famous Italian poet Dante, extol the virtues of a strong fascist state, that bases its foundations on the glory of imperial Rome.
November 10,at the Palazzo Veneziathe Valdameri and the designers present the project and they obtained the consent of the Duce. The intention was to celebrate the famous Italian poet Danteextol the virtues of a strong fascist state, that bases its foundations on the glory of imperial Rome. Dante ‘s Divine Comedy. This was the state — the expression of Il Duce — literally made concrete and imposed on the masses.
The Colosseum as representation of the Roman Empire underpinning of Fascism, the rectilinear insertion into 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. At the very end the dream of the realization of the building dedicated to Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy, remained on paper.
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Email required Address never made public. The Valdameri himself had proposed some names for the board, including Giovanni Gentile and Ugo Ojetti. Guiseppe Terrangi, a successful architect, is included here because of two buildings which defined his work: