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LE PIAZZE: STORIA E PROGETTI (Piazzas: History and Projects). Ed. by Francesco Nuvolari. Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Aosta, 1989. Organized by Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta, Assessorato del Turismo, Urbanistica e Beni Culturali. Published by Electa, Milan. 138 pp. with 160 ills. (23 col.). 24 x 22 cm. ISBN 8843530216 In Italian; brief preface also in French.
Focused on ten recent proposals for the alteration of public squares in Aosta and on the city's urban development since the Roman period, this catalogue also addresses general issues related to the history of the piazza in Italy and to contemporary international trends in the design of urban open spaces. Includes interviews with Paolo Portoghesi, Francesco Venezia and three other architects discussing pertinent projects and ideas; illustrations and descriptions of the featured proposals; and a brief survey of ten plazas recently constructed in Europe and America.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053524
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