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INCOMPIUTO: The Birth of a Style is the first and only study – the result of ten years of fieldwork – of a phenomenon frequently discussed in our country and yet still not fully acknowledged: the nationwide presence of buildings and infrastructures of which the implementation has never been completed.
The scope of this phenomenon, its spread across the territory and its incredible architectural peculiarities together make the Incompiuto the most prominent Italian architectural style since WWII. At least this is the thesis proposed – in a provocative yet faultless manner – by the workgroup of individuals who over recent years have put together thousands of images, sifting through hundreds of reported exemplars throughout the nation, starting out from Sicily before making their way up the peninsula.
INCOMPIUTO: The Birth of a Style accompanies the reader on a modern Grand Tour amid our contemporary ruins.
Any printing flaws you may come across in the volume correspond to an ‘Incompiuto aesthetic’ which the authors chose to embrace and which we decided to share with them.
Alterazioni Video, INCOMPIUTO: LA NASCITA DI UNO STILE
2018, First edition
Contributors: Marc Augé, Gabriele Basilico, Marco Biraghi, Davide Giannella, Filippo Minelli, Leoluca Orlando, Antonio Ricci, Salvatore Settis, Robert Storr, Paul Virilio, Wu Ming
Design by julia.studio
22 x 30 cm
332 pages, paperback, softcover