Demolition, Re-use and Conservation of Brescia fortifications (1802-1927)

Journal title STORIA URBANA
Author/s Stefania Girelli
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/136 Language Italian
Pages 54 P. 69-122 File size 2100 KB
DOI 10.3280/SU2012-136003
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The essay traces the process of erosion of the walls of Brescia, between 1802 and 1927, which gradually led to their almost total dismantling. The dynamics of this process, from the requests of demolition to the way in which the resulting areas were reused, is traced by analyzing the evolution of the city in economic and social terms, which, together with the loss of physical and symbolic functions of the defensive system, transformed the walls into a barrier to urban expansion.

Keywords: City Walls Re-use Demolition Urban Transformations

Stefania Girelli, Demolizione, riuso e conservazione delle fortificazioni di Brescia (1802-1927) in "STORIA URBANA " 136/2012, pp 69-122, DOI: 10.3280/SU2012-136003