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Author Modena, Letizia.

Title Italo Calvino's architecture of lightness : the utopian imagination in an age of urban crisis / Letizia Modena
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 267 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature ; 17
Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature ; 17
Contents The inner city of the imagination: utopia and the ethical charge of fiction -- Retroterra: urban planners, architects, and the city in crisis -- Memos for the city of the next millennium: invisible cities as embodiment of urban renewal -- Architectures of lightness
Summary This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works -- primarily urban planning and design theory and history -- circulating among his primary interlocutors, this book takes as its point of departure a sweeping reinterpretation of Invisible Cities. Passages from Calvino's most famous novel routinely appear as aphorisms in calendars, posters, and the popular literature of inspiration and self-help, redu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
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Subject Calvino, Italo -- Criticism and interpretation
Calvino, Italo.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Italian.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011017277
ISBN 0203817648
1136730591
9780203817643
9781136730597