The Danteum is an enlarged and slightly revised edition of Schumacher’s II Danteum di Terragni. (Rome, ). Princeton Architectural Press has produced a. Known only through a small number of drawings and photographs as well as a single model, the Danteum is arguably one of the most. The Danteum is one of the most enigmatic projects by one of the most enigmatic architects of the twentieth century: Giuseppe Terragni.
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At the very end the dream of the realization of the building dedicated to Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy, remained on paper.
The Danteum / Giuseppe Terragni
This is an anti-Humanist building, and as such a paragon of the International Style as it was developing between the World Wars. Valdameri had also proposed a board of directors of twenty members to the nascent institution, made up of ministers, supporters and intellectuals, under the high supervision of the Head of danteuj Mussolini. Architecture Product Design Art Travel. This panel of the presentation to Mussolini terfagni the hierarchy of the State and history.
The tterragni was to celebrate the famous Italian poet Dante, extol the virtues of a strong fascist state, that bases its foundations on the glory of imperial Rome.
The Danteum of Giuseppe Terragni | paper architecture
The Valdameri himself had proposed some names for the board, including Giovanni Gentile and Ugo Ojetti. The residues of the project give us the unfulfilled dream of Terragni for a monument to Dante, in which the Divine Comedy was projected in an architectural scheme.
At the very end the dream of the realization of the building dedicated to Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedyremained on paper. Rather than attempting to illustrate the narrative, however, Terragni focuses on the text’s form and rhyme structure, translating them into the language of carefully proportioned spaces and unadorned surfaces typical of Italian Rationalism. However, in the end about all that remains now are some sketches on paper, scraps of an architectural model of the project and pieces of a project report Relazionewritten by Terragni.
Email required Address never made public. However, because of the political developments that led to the entrance into the war, the subsequent hearings to discuss the project, still they had been continuously postponed. Michelangelo aboveand Botticellipainted canonical images. As the Divine Comedy includes references to numerology and geometry, the poem could be seen as a written allegory of the physical structure of the afterlife.
Although publicly decrying Renaissance architecture, Terragni relied heavily on historic precedent when it suited him.
The Danteum is an unbuilt monument proposed by a scholar of Danteapproved by the Benito Mussolini’s Fascist government, designed by the modernist architect Giuseppe Terragni. Notify me of new comments via email. The glass enclosed central atrium was meant as the staging point for mass Fascist rallies. Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of the Divine Comedy. All architects design projects which are never built, whether for financial, ideological, or personal reasons.
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The project for the Danteum was conceived as rigidly geometric, based on the square and the golden rectangle, constructed from squares.
However, because of the political developments that led to the entrance into the warthe subsequent hearings to discuss the project, still they had been continuously postponed. The structure was meant to be built in Rome on the Via dell’Impero. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Wikipedia Cite this article: Since the form of the Divine Comedy was itself influenced by the architectural structure of Byzantine churches, the Danteum is in a sense a translation of a translation.
Dante ‘s Divine Comedy. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The ground floor plan shows the entrance, cortile, arcade, and vertical circulation almost terrani to the Palazzo Farnese. You are commenting using your Twitter account. November 10,at the Palazzo Veneziathe Valdameri and the designers present the project and they obtained the consent of the Duce.
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Views Read Edit View history. You are commenting using your WordPress. Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of the Divine Comedy. It consists of a sequence of monumental spaces that parallel the narrator’s journey from the “dark wood” through hell, purgatory, and paradise. Use mdy dates from September Casa del Fascioground floor plan.
The project was commissioned by Valdameri to Terragni and Pietro Lingeri and was supported by steel industrialist Milanese the count Alessandro Poss who had made available the sum of two million lire as a personal contribution to the project execution.
Terragni, in his turn, took the text and designed a physical model of that written allegory, also using numerology and geometry. The residues of the project give us the terrsgni dream of Terragni for a monument to Dante, in which the Divine Comedy was projected in an architectural scheme.
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