Giancarlo Consonni

Edoardo Persico: the Contradictions of Modernity

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Keywords: Edoardo Persico; Modern Architecture; Town Planning Culture.

Since Edoardo Persico's writings have no longer been available in bookshops, their re-release is meritorious as well as an opportunity for a new evaluation of his figure. Edoardo Persico, who died nearly at thirty-six under mysterious circumstances, is a contradictory figure. His main legacy can be considered his critique in the field of modern architecture to which he especially devoted the last five years of his life. Although he became an intellectual leading figure, Persico promoted the separation between architecture and town planning culture. This is a long-lasting trend which still affects history and criticism of architecture in Italy and abroad.

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