Urban Ruins: Memorial Value and Contemporary Role

Elisa Pilia

DOM Publishers, 2019


This monograph discusses the role that ruins play in urban centers in terms of their meaning, testimony, and value, and the opportunities they provide. After an outline of historical and contemporary of approaches, with a special analysis of British and Italian approaches, Elisa Pilia puts forward a methodology for the inves­tigation of the strategic values of such ar­tifacts, and ideas for their potential con­tribution to a sustainable requalification of historic urban cores. The protocol is tested on the historical center of Cagliari, a mid­sized port city on the south­ern coast of the island of Sardinia, Italy, where the remains left by aerial bombardment during the Second World War are still a dramatic part of the controversial European debate on how to reuse ruins.

ISBN: 9783869227085

248 pagina's, 130 illustraties, 21 x 23 cm, paperback, Engels