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Basilica of San Lorenzo: A Bird's-Eye View

Florence’s magnificent Basilica of San Lorenzo at a distance…

Rome: The amazing technicolor dream city

I like to think that M. Somerset Maugham would have written about Rome in a similar way to his portrayal of Andalusia in The Skeptical Romancer… 262 more words

Travel

Architecture in: Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain. April 2014.

Abundant in Moorish elements (as well as a huge dollop of Italian–you’ll see why) but still missing that ever-evasive “Spanish” signature, Segovia at least was not too big of a disappointment. 329 more words

Europe

Amazing Italian Architecture

Today I tried something new. I used PicMonkey to change a photo to black and white and managed to save it. It turned out well. I don’t live near any architecture that is interesting so I used this picture from Venice, Italy from my recent trip. 30 more words

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CFP: AAIS Session, Italian Modernism

A Decade After Italian Modernism

In 2004 Luca Somigli and Mario Moroni’s edited volume Italian Modernism: Italian Culture between Decadentism and Avant-Garde was published, drawing attention to the fact that the category “modernism” had been underexplored in the Italian context. 91 more words

Italian Literature

Donato Bramante: redefining the rules of Western architecture more than 500 years ago

The 500th anniversary of Bramante’s death is commemorated – among other initiatives- with the issue of a postage stamp, featuring the spiral staircase that he designed for the Octagonal Courtyard in the Vatican Museums… 202 more words

The Legendary Aldo Rossi - Architect or Artist? BOTH

Hello everyone!

Today let’s commemorate the innovative Italian architect Aldo Rossi and what made him so inspirational and different from other architects…not with just the structures he designed but the actual sketches and designs he created. 622 more words

Fine Art