Copertina: La rinascita di piazza Verdi. Arte + Architettura a La Spezia
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The renaissance of piazza Verdi

Art + Architecture in La Spezia

  • Authors Daniel Buren, Gianni Vannetti
  • Size 21x27,5 cm
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 176
  • Illustrations 162
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788842224587
  • Price € 35,00

The contested, exemplary collaboration between artist and architect

“If you ask me, the new design of Piazza Verdi in La Spezia is some of the most beautiful urban landscaping I have seen in many years. It's a work where the two parties play their role to perfection, and the play between architect and artist comes together in an extraordinary, alchemic whole”, says Alessandro Mendrini. “Humiliated and boycotted by the authorities”, by eminent critics such as Vittorio Sgarbi, “and by the short-sightedness of many citizens”, Piazza Verdi has achieved consensus and become a successful experiment the like of which Italy has not seen in years. Mendini continues: “The passionate work of the Vannetti/Buren dynamic duo breathed new life into the difficult, great square with a unique invention, combining architecture, sculpture and painting, to which the two authors contributed, along with (as in the Baroque era) the skilled support of nurserymen, marble workers, metalworkers, plumbers and painters. A choral orchestration”