Armando Brasini’s modern classicism
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Keywords

Neo Baroque
Fragment
Complexity
Rome
Overlap

How to Cite

Martí Guitera, L. . (2021). Armando Brasini’s modern classicism. Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, (2), 397–408. https://doi.org/10.51303/jtbau.vi2.527

Abstract

The work of Armando Brasini is an inescapable part of Rome’s cityscape.  Despite this, and the great visual interest of his work, this Italian architect has received very little attention from scholars. However, his work displays an extraordinary dynamic and attractive classicism, both traditional and modern, since there is something in it that says that it can only be a 20th century work. The purpose of this article is to try to analyze, albeit superficially, the mechanisms through which Brasini generates an architecture equally classical and convincing and indisputably modern. It also seeks to contribute to give visibility to the work of this not very well known architect, which can also open a debate about whether his quite peculiar method could be considered as a starting point to generate a compelling classical architecture for the present time.

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