Titre : Cities of Childhood. Italian Colonie of the ...
Éditeur : London Architectural Association, 1988.
Date d'édition : 1988
Reliure : Soft cover
88 pp, incl many photographs, blue-prints of many colonies, biographies of the architects, some with photos, timeline giving historical context, bibliography. Short contribution by Paolozzi. Large-format wraps. 30x28. Very good copy. The Italian Colonie originated in the mid-19th century as health-giving communal welfare-centres. They were much developed under the Fascists, including new purpose-built ensembles, many by modernist architects, "with some 3,800 buildings, spread along the seashore or on mountain passes, some no more than a shelter, others resembling little cities." A fine informative catalogue, published for an exhibition at the AA. The best English language source. N° de réf. du libraire 33191
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