Techniques > Architecture
|Teatro del Mondo, di Aldo Rossi,
Venezia 1980. Disegno — da A .Ferlenga, Aldo Rossi.
Architetture 1959-87, Electa, Milano 1993, pp. 155. Source.
Rossi, Aldo. Architecture
of the City
Architecture of the City. The MIT Press, 1984, page 60. View on
"In fact, I am inclined to believe that persistence in
an urban artifact often causes it to be identified as a monument.
A monument's persists in the city both symbolically and physically.
A monument's persistence or permanence is a result of its capacity
to constitute a city, its history and art, its being and memory.
"So far we have spoken only of monuments, inasmuch as
they are fixed elements of the urban structure, as having true
aesthetic intentionality, but this can be a simplification.
The hypothesis of the city as a man-made object and a work of
art attributes as much legitimacy of expression to a house or
any other minor work as to a monument. But perhaps this carries
us to far afield; I mainly want to establish at this point that
the dynamic process of the city tends more to evolution than
preservation, and that in the evolution monuments are not only
preserved but continuously presented as propelling elements
of development. This is a fact that can be verified."