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By Paolo Scrivano

on the finish of the second one global warfare, America’s newly received prestige of hegemonic energy- including the release of formidable foreign courses equivalent to the Marshall Plan- considerably altered latest transatlantic relatives. during this context, Italian and American architectural cultures built a delicate discussion characterised via profitable exchanges and different types of collaboration but in addition through reciprocal wariness. The dissemination of versions and concepts relating structure generated complicated results and regularly resulted in dazzling misinterpretations, obstinate kinds of resistance and lengthy negotiations among the concerned events. problems with continuity and discontinuity ruled Italian tradition and society on the time considering at stake was once the potential stability among allegedly original traditions and the chance of an intensive rupture with contemporary historical past. Architectural tradition usually contributed to arrive a compromise among very diverging attitudes. located within the greater realm of reports on Americanization, this booklet questions present interpretations of transatlantic family in structure. through reconsidering the capacity and results of the discussion that spread out among the 2 aspects of the Atlantic through the postwar years, the quantity analyzes how cultural and formal types have been constructed in a single context after which changed whilst transferred to a brand new one in addition to the fortune of this cultural trade by way of circulate, amplification, and simplification.

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