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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You are commenting using your Twitter account. At the very end the dream of the realization of the building dedicated to Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedyremained on paper. Compositionally, the Danteum was conceived as an allegory of the Divine Comedy. The Valdameri himself had proposed some names for the board, including Giovanni Gentile and Ugo Ojetti. Italian fascist architecture Cultural depictions of Dante Alighieri Unfinished buildings and structures.

Welcome to ArchEyes If you are an Architect, a Furniture Designer, a Photographer or you simply have something important to tell about Architecture you can submit your work to ArchEyes. Terragni became famous in the years leading up to Italy joining in the war, with public and private commissions.

The ground floor plan shows the entrance, cortile, arcade, and vertical circulation almost identical to the Palazzo Farnese.

Regarding the project papers, we are left with a few copies of the boards of the panels with bas-reliefs, that had been photographed and entered in the drawings, and the project report of Giuseppe Terragni. Because of the complex of literary, artistic, and architectural meaning associated with the design, the theorist Aarati Kanekar regards it as exemplary of how a spatial structure can express a sophisticated poetic meaning without an explicit “vocabulary” of architectural symbols.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The glass enclosed central atrium was meant as the staging point for mass Fascist rallies.


The November 10,at the Palazzo Venezia, the Valdameri and the designers present the project and they obtained the consent of the Duce.

The Danteum / Giuseppe Terragni

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The Danteum technical information Architects: The intention was to celebrate the famous Italian poet Dante, extol the virtues of a strong fascist treragni, that bases its foundations on the glory of imperial Rome.

The Colosseum as representation of the Roman Empire underpinning of Fascism, the rectilinear insertion into a non-geometric space, the sheer size of the Danteum as a non-humanistic structure, and finally what appears to be the will of the people as expressed in graffiti.

The Valdameri himself had proposed some names for the board, including Giovanni Gentile terraggni Ugo Ojetti.

One of the architects was Giuseppe Terragni. Rather than dsnteum 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 tegragni typical of Italian Rationalism. 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.

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Terragni, in his turn, took the text and designed a physical model of that written allegory, also using numerology and geometry. Views Read Edit View history. danteuj

Architecture Product Design Art Travel. November 10,at the Palazzo Veneziathe Valdameri and the designers present the project and they terrwgni the consent of the Duce. Email required Danteumm never made public. The structure was meant to be built in Rome on the Via dell’Impero.

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.

The Case de Fascio were to be the embodiment of Fascism in their cities.


It consists of a sequence of monumental spaces that parallel the narrator’s journey from the “dark wood” through hell, purgatory, and paradise. 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.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. At terragni very end the dream of the realization of the teragni dedicated to Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy, remained on paper.

From Wikipedia, the dateum encyclopedia. The project for the Danteum was conceived as rigidly geometric, based on the square and the golden rectangle, constructed from squares. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat DanteumColisseum in background.

Rome, Italy Proyect year: 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 and His PoemMichelangelo. This was the state — the expression of Il Duce — literally made concrete and imposed on the masses.

As the Divine Comedy includes references to numerology and geometry, the terfagni could be seen as a written allegory of the physical structure of the afterlife. 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. Dwnteum are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Facebook account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This is an anti-Humanist building, and as such a paragon of the International Style as it was developing between the World Wars.

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