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The Solitude of Places

Journeys and Architecture on the Edges
  • Alberto Pireddu,

Sardinia is a land with the extraordinary ability of compressing space and time: over its thousand-year-old history, this ability has flowed away imperceptibly, safeguarding what has been lost elsewhere. The solitude of places. Journeys and Architecture on the Edges is a journey to peripheral places, as opposed to the traditional destinations of the Grand Tour, as seen through the external gaze of some writers who found in Sardinia the magical topography one needs to narrate autobiographical experiences, as well as the gaze of some extraordinary photographers (August Sander, Giuseppe Pagano and Henri Cartier-Bresson) who tried to build an unpublished 'vocabulary of images', capable of recounting an archaic world which slowly opened up to modernity and its inevitable contradictions. Some small architectures complete the cognitive path of a landscape made out of apparent shadows and solitudes, where, to quote David Herbert Lawrence, nothing is finished and nothing is definitive.

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Alberto Pireddu

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9451-9791

Alberto Pireddu graduated at the University of Florence in 2005 with a thesis on the relationship between contemporary and ancient architecture. In 2010, he obtained the title of Master en Diseño Arquitectónico at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, and was awarded a PhD in Architectural and Urban Design at the Doctoral School in Architecture, Project and History of Arts of the University of Florence. Since 2005, he has been an expert on the subject at Maria Grazia Eccheli’s Laboratories of Architectural Design, and now works as a Contract Professor in the course of Distributive characteristics of buildings at the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence. Since 2014, he has been a member of the editorial staff of the magazine «Firenze Architettura». The monograph In Abstracto. Sull’architettura di Giuseppe Terragni, which opens with a preface by Alberto Campo Baeza, is a synthesis of his research on the theme of abstraction in architecture. He lives and works in Florence and Cagliari.
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Book Title

The Solitude of Places

Book Subtitle

Journeys and Architecture on the Edges

Authors

Alberto Pireddu

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

164

Publication Year

2016

Copyright Information

© 2016 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-913-9

ISBN Print

978-88-6655-912-2

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978-88-6655-913-9

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978-88-9273-331-2

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Studi e saggi

Series Issn ISSN

2704-6478

Series E-Issn

2704-5919

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