The Mazzucconi Foundation continues to communicate the works of Vittorio Mazzucconi, with
the presentation of his books.
After having explored his painting and before dealing with his architecture, we see that these books are consistent with the same interior journey that leads the author to oppose the predominance of materialist reason of our time to reaffirm the values of the spirit.
The books are presented in the following exhibitions, with the related illustrative material; readings and debates by appointment.
1967 1 The City in the image and likeness of man
1985 2 The nascent city
1989 3 The idea of the city
2003 4 The Palatine Pyramid
2007 5 The Ark of Man
2001-23 6 Thoughts
2009-12 7 The Convivium
2013-20 8 Getting your bearings
Exhibition no. 2, from 09.10.23 to 23.10.23
THE NASING CITY
Dedalo Editions, 1985
The same "inner" gaze with which Mazzucconi had imagined the transformation of Milan "in the image of man" is in this book dedicated to Florence. I called it "The Nascent City" because with it a new way of thinking about the city is born, with the awareness of a remote past and the bright hope of an ideal future, but unfortunately with a poor relationship with the squalor of today.
Florence has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful cities in the world but, in reality, it has the centre
worst story. It was built at the end of the 19th century, replacing the ancient ghetto, but did you know that this stood where Florentia, the Roman city, once stood?
Hence the idea of recovering the route, demolishing the buildings extraneous to the history of the city. The cardo, the decumanus, the temple and the spa area will thus be found. In the sacred crossroads Mazzucconi designs the "Flower" building, in which it seems that the "Dome" opens its petals.
The book develops many other aspects, including the traffic problem, seen from the perspective of a large Tuscan metropolis. Within it, ancient Florence can accentuate its vocation by becoming a university city open to young people from all over the world.