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William Wurster, sguardo regionale e architettura come processo

Elisa Brusegan

Abstract


William Wurster (1885 – 1973) opera come architetto tra gli anni Venti e Sessanta del Novecento. Frequenta gli ambienti accademici di Harvard, Yale, MIT e Berkeley, occupando importanti ruoli istituzionali. Il suo baricentro professionale è la California ma egli è noto in tutto il continente americano e in Europa come architetto e docente universitario. Stretti sono i suoi contatti con intellettuali e urbanisti quali Lewis Mumford e Catherine Bauer.

La critica contemporanea e postuma ha presentato la sua opera prevalentemente dal punto di vista storico e tipologico, senza indagare la matrice di pensiero che la sottende e che, se compresa all’interno del contesto roosveltiano in cui si è plasmata, testimonia la capacità di condurre il valore del progetto d’architettura al processo prima che alla forma

Parole chiave


Regionalismo; Lewis Mumford;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1283/fam/issn2039-0491/n47-2019/232

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