Download E-books The Architecture of Modern Italy, Volume 1 PDF

By Terry Kirk

This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the 1st really complete historical past of recent Italian structure and urbanism to seem in any language. instructed in full of life prose, it recounts greater than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that experience formed the panorama of up to date Italy. quantity I: The problem of culture, 1750-1900, explores the dynamic balancing of forces demanded by way of a reverence for Italy's exceptional architectural patrimony and a wish for brand new technique of expression and technological innovation. From the neoclassical fantasies of Giovanni Battista Piranesi to the surprising steeland-glass gallerias of Milan and Naples, it finds an underappreciated heritage of richness and complexity. The structure of recent Italy is exhaustively illustrated with infrequent interval photos, new images, maps, drawings, and plans. With Colin Rowe's Italian structure of the sixteenth Century, it offers an almost whole evaluation of the background of Italian structure.

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Tabucchi’s masterpiece “conjures a kingdom among waking and dreaming” (The manhattan Times)

Dr. Pereira is an getting older, lonely, obese journalist who has didn't discover the menacing cloud of fascism over Salazarist Lisbon. sooner or later he meets Montiero Rossi, an aspiring younger author whose anti-fascist fervor is as powerful as Pereira’s apolitical languor. ultimately, breaking out of the shell of his personal inhibitions, Pereira reluctantly rises to heroism―and this arc is “one of the main exciting and attractive personality reviews in fresh eu fiction” (Kirkus).

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Download E-books Renaissance Art: A Brief Insight PDF

By Geraldine A. Johnson

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Botticelli, Holbein, da Vinci, Dürer, Michelangelo: those Renaissance masters are nonetheless respected at the present time. yet who have been those artists, why did they produce such memorable works, and the way have been they seen of their personal time? utilizing bright and interesting examples, Geraldine A. Johnson makes a speciality of either canonical and lesser-known artists from the Northern and Southern Renaissance. also, she presents a desirable evaluation of the interval and its tradition, whereas highlighting the diversity of ways that may support us comprehend those awesome inventive creations.

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Download E-books The Unprejudiced Palate: Classic Thoughts on Food and the Good Life (Modern Library Food) PDF

By Angelo M. Pellegrini

First issued in 1948, whilst soulless minute steaks and fast casseroles have been turning into the norm, The Unprejudiced Palate encouraged a seismic culinary shift in how the US eats. Written via a food-loving immigrant from Tuscany, this memoir-cum-cookbook articulates the Italian American imaginative and prescient of the great lifestyles: a yard backyard, a well-cooked meal shared with friends and family, and a fondness for elements and cooking that nourish the physique and the soul.

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Download E-books Sicilian Carousel PDF

By Lawrence Durrell

Even though Durrell spent a lot of his lifestyles beside the Mediterranean, he wrote particularly little approximately Italy; it used to be continuously someplace that he used to be passing via so that it will elsewhere. Sicilian Carousel is his basically piece of prolonged writing at the nation and, evidently adequate for the islomaniac Durrell, it specializes in one in all Italy's islands. Sicilian Carousel got here really overdue in Durrell's profession, and relies round a marginally fictionalized bus travel of the island.

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Download E-books Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples PDF

By Dan Hofstadter

A portrait of the sun-drenched volcanic urban from an American who has misplaced his middle to where and to a beguiling Neapolitan woman.

In Falling Palace Dan Hofstadter brilliantly finds Naples, from the dilapidated architectural attractiveness to the irrepressible theater of lifestyle. We witness the centuries-old fairs that frequently crowd the city’s jumbled streets, and snoop on conversations that proceed deep into the evening. We browse the numerous curio outlets the place treasures mingle with kitsch, and meet the locals he befriends. out and in of those encounters slips Benedetta, the thing of the author’s affections, right away inviting and unfathomable. Weaving the story of an elusive love including a vibrant portrayal of a mythical city, this can be a startling evocation of a paranormal position.

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Download E-books Between Salt Water and Holy Water: A History of Southern Italy PDF

By Tommaso Astarita

"Lucid, evocative and richly detailed."―Jay Parini, writer of The Apprentice Lover

either the Romans and the Greeks have been interested in the dramatically attractive coasts and fertile plains of the quarter later often called "The country of the 2 Sicilies." in reality, all myriad affects that formed smooth civilization within the Mediterranean come jointly in Southern Italy and Sicily. The world's first secular collage used to be based in Naples. some of the parts of Italian tradition as we now are aware of it within the remainder of the world―from comedian opera to pizza―were born within the South. artwork and tune flourished there, as did revolutionary principles approximately schooling, tolerance, and civic administration.

local Neopolitan and distinctive student Tommaso Astarita provides us a historical past either erudite and entire of personality―from the freethinking, cosmopolitan King Frederick who conferred with Jewish and Muslim philosophers (and dared to satisfy with the Sultan) to the fisherman Masaniello who encouraged artists and revolutionaries throughout Europe. within the medieval South, Jews, Muslims, and Greek and Latin Christians might perform their religions, communicate their languages, and stay in ordinarily peaceable cohabitation. From the 16th to the eighteenth century, Naples used to be on par with Paris, one of many biggest and such a lot cultured towns in Europe. through the Enlightenment, southern Italy captured the eu mind's eye, and lots of humans traveled all over to get pleasure from southern Italy's historical ruins, appealing landscapes, candy track, and luxurious artwork, marveling on the full of life temperament of the southern inhabitants. The drama and sweetness of the zone encouraged viewers to assert that one needed to "see Naples, after which die." but damaging pictures of the Italian South's poverty, violence, superstition and nearness to Africa lengthy fueled stereotypes of what was once and used to be no longer acceptably "European." Goethe famous that he had gladly studied in Rome, yet in Naples he sought after "only to live," for "Naples is a Paradise: each person lives in a nation of intoxicated self-forgetfulness, myself included.

From the Normans and Angevins via Spanish and Bourbon rule to the unification of Italy in 1860 and the next emigration of sizeable numbers of Southern Italians, Between Salt Water and Holy Water captures the wealthy, dynamic earlier of a colourful land.

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Download E-books La ripresa del marxismo leninismo in Italia PDF

By Raniero Panzieri

Raniero Panzieri (Roma, 14 febbraio 1921 – Torino, nine ottobre 1964) è stato un politico, traduttore e scrittore italiano, teorico marxista, è considerato uno dei fondatori dell'operaismo.

Figura lontana ispiratrice di molte delle idee degli anni sessanta, influenzò alquanto anche gli anni settanta.

Fu dirigente del PSI in Sicilia e a Roma.

Diresse los angeles rivista Mondo operaio del PSI. In questo periodo tradusse il secondo libro de Il Capitale di Marx.

Si trasferì poi a Torino. Fu collaboratore della casa editrice Einaudi di Torino, con cui stabilì, dal 1959, un rapporto di lavoro stabile fino al suo licenziamento, nel 1963, insieme a Renato Solmi poiché favorevoli alla pubblicazione del libro di Goffredo Fofi L'immigrazione meridionale a Torino e ritenuti non più funzionali alle scelte produttive e culturali della casa editrice. Fondò l. a. rivista Quaderni Rossi, con altri, tra cui Mario Tronti, il quale si separò nel 1963, fondando l. a. rivista Classe operaia.

Nella rivolta di piazza Statuto a Torino del 1962, intuì l'emergere della centralità della fabbrica e dell'operaio.

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Download E-books Canale Mussolini PDF

By Pennacchi Antonio

Canale Mussolini è l'asse portante su cui si regge l. a. bonifica delle Paludi Pontine. Su questa terra nuova di zecca, bonificata dai progetti ambiziosi del Duce, vengono fatte insediare migliaia di persone arrivate dal Nord. Tra di loro ci sono i Peruzzi, gli eroi di questa saga straordinaria. A farli scendere dalle pianure padane sono il carisma e il coraggio di zio Pericle. Con lui si trasferiscono i vecchi genitori, tutti i fratelli, le nuore. E poi los angeles nonna, dolce ma inflessibile. Il vanitoso Adelchi, più adatto a comandare che a lavorare. E poi c'è lei, l'Armida, l. a. moglie di Pericle, los angeles più bella, los angeles più generosa, l. a. più strana, una strega forse. Un poema grandioso che, con il respiro delle grandi narrazioni, intreccia le vicende drammatiche e sorprendenti dei suoi protagonisti a quelle, non meno travagliate, di mezzo secolo di storia italiana.

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By Giuseppe Fiori

Antonio Gramsci used to be born in Sardinia in 1891, grew to become the chief of the Italian Communist get together in his early thirties, was once arrested by means of Mussolini’s police in 1927, and remained imprisoned till presently ahead of his demise ten years later. The posthumous e-book of his Prison Notebooks established him as a big philosopher whose impression maintains to increase.

Fiori’s biography enlarges upon the proof of Gramsci’s lifestyles via own money owed, and during Gramsci’s personal writings to family members and associates. In pertaining to Gramsci’s progress as a political chief and theorist to his deepest adventure, it deals acute insights into his involvement within the manufacturing facility councils move. It examines his dating with political rivals, together with Mussolini, and together with his comrades in the Communist social gathering prior to and through Gramsci’s imprisonment. it truly is an method which seeks to explicate, in addition to underscore, the tremendous success of 1 of crucial figures in western Marxism.

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