As historians continue to probe the recesses of the totalitarian politics of the interwar years in Italy, it seems that we are gaining a more complex and variegated view of the fascist regime and its cultural legacy. These studies lead one to reflect on the disparity between the rhetorical assertions of Mussolini, particularly as conveyed in the many instruments of propaganda that were under state control, and the expression of political ideals and implementation of political policies through the arts and architecture. While the gap between art and architecture and the reactionary politics of the fascist era was used in the immediate post–World War II period as a way to save certain individuals and...
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Book Review| June 01 2015
Lucy M. Maulsby
Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922–1943
University of Toronto Press,
2014, 247 pp., 65 b/w illus. $65, ISBN 9781442646254
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2015) 74 (2): 257–258.
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Brian L. McLaren; Review. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2015; 74 (2): 257–258. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.2.257
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