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Architettura e Illuminismo

Filosofia e progetti di città nel tardo Settecento francese
  • Irene Brancasi,

Her work analyses some modes of urban representation in the French culture of the second half of the eighteenth century. Two types of intellectual operations, description of reality and imagination of a better alterity, are combined to give voice to an increasingly lively critique of eighteenth-century cities, between reformist momentum and utopian spirit. The focus of the work is on the properly architectural urban representation, which was explored by Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799) and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806). Their writings are unique contributions of a specific kind of Enlightenment and give shape to city models created by the union of architectural reform and transformation of the community.

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Irene Brancasi has obtained a PhD in History at the University of Florence, jointly with the EHESS of Paris and with the contribution of the Italian-French University. Her research focuses on the Age of Enlightenment, with a privileged look at the French context.
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Book Title

Architettura e Illuminismo

Book Subtitle

Filosofia e progetti di città nel tardo Settecento francese

Authors

Irene Brancasi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

392

Publication Year

2014

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© 2014 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-698-5

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978-88-6655-697-8

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978-88-6655-698-5

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978-88-9273-415-9

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Premio Tesi di Dottorato

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2612-8039

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2612-8020

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