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A REASONED SENSITIVITY

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“The art developed here is never completely the product of fable or verismo. Rather, it is the result of the intellectual observation of reality where nature is translated with reasoned sensitivity”. This was how writer and critic Guido Piovene interpreted Florence at the end of the 1950s: as a city that had preserved its taste for the intellectual observation of reality, a way of looking at the world that had molded both its history and architecture through a succession of styles: grafting the objects of the Renaissance onto its mediaeval fabric, subsequently adding Baroque extravagance, to which were later added the eclectic Umbertino style dear to the late 19th Century bourgeoisie, and finally a few hints of Modernism. The 1960s signaled a clear discontinuity, not only in architecture. Acute and caustic, the intelligentsia of Florence, famous for...

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