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Vesper No. 2 | Author-Matter | Spring-Summer 2020

 

 

Andrea Gritti

Retrospettiva

 

Fundamental pages have been written on the contribution of Italian architectural culture to the practical and theoretical development of perspective. Less celebrated are the studies that have recognized the merit of having indicated, in the retrospective, the essential technique of architectural criticism and, in the biographical genre, the ‘geometric plan’ on which to inscribe the historical knowledge of the projects.

Recently, the curators of the Padiglione Italia in the last three editions of La Biennale di Architettura di Venezia took advantage of this marginality to observe, in an original way, Italian architecture and its context. Together with others, these researches have reiterated how historically recent architectures are well grafted in Italy, which, punctuating the territory, reveal a surprising density of quality. So if today there is a retrospective worth looking at, it should be dedicated to documenting this phenomenon and explaining its reasons.

 

 

 

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