Thursday 5 December 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
Books at MAXXI.

Modern Rome. From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century by Italo Insolera

Sala Graziella Lonardi Buontempo – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event.

The last two centuries in the history of the Eternal City, capital of the Papal State, then of united Italy, first under the monarchy and subsequently the republic.

After fifty years and fifteen editions and reprints in Italy, this classic, groundbreaking work in the field of historical urban studies is now published in English. Insolera’s masterful, fluent narrative leads the reader through the last two centuries in the history of the Eternal City, capital of the Papal State, then of united Italy, first under the monarchy and subsequently the republic.

Rome’s chaotic growth and often ineffective urban planning, almost invariably overpowered by building speculation, can find an opportunity for future redemption in a vibrant multicultural society and the enhancement of an unequalled archaeological heritage – still buried for a large part – with the ancient Appian Way as its spine and the Fora all the way to the Capitoline Hill as its urban appendage.

Greetings
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi MAXXI Arte Director

Introduction
Roberto Einaudi architect

Speakers
Jeffrey Blanchard architectural historian
Francesco Erbani journalist
Rita Paris archaeologist
Francesco Scoppola
architect

In collaboration with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.