Every era has always been characterized by monumental and solemn projects, large celebratory posters of people, families and governments, and all aimed at regenerating over time past memories. Certainly, the monuments dedicated to wars and victories were the most frequent; not least those dedicated to illustrious figures who have honored the homeland. Italy was certainly the most represented country abroad; in fact, there are statues in the squares of many foreign cities statues to “the hero of the two worlds” Giuseppe Garibaldi or the wellknown musician Giuseppe Verdi and still some literati and among them emerges the figure of Dante Alighieri. In the sixth centenary of his death (1321-1921) many cities around the world welcomed cultural events and events to remember the father of the Italian language. Adamo Boari, a Ferrara architect who had lived over twenty years in Mexico, in 1917 decided to work on a monumental project in the city of Rome to give visibility to the poet Dante Alighieri. The contribution illustrates the reasons that had involved Boari in this project and the cultural connections with the Roman urban events at the end of the First World War. A theme that of the monumentality that had proposed the grandeur of ancient Rome.

Monumenti nella Roma del primo Novecento Il Colle Capitolino e il progetto per la statua a Dante Alighieri nel sesto centenario della morte (1321-1921)

OLIMPIA NIGLIO
2021

Abstract

Every era has always been characterized by monumental and solemn projects, large celebratory posters of people, families and governments, and all aimed at regenerating over time past memories. Certainly, the monuments dedicated to wars and victories were the most frequent; not least those dedicated to illustrious figures who have honored the homeland. Italy was certainly the most represented country abroad; in fact, there are statues in the squares of many foreign cities statues to “the hero of the two worlds” Giuseppe Garibaldi or the wellknown musician Giuseppe Verdi and still some literati and among them emerges the figure of Dante Alighieri. In the sixth centenary of his death (1321-1921) many cities around the world welcomed cultural events and events to remember the father of the Italian language. Adamo Boari, a Ferrara architect who had lived over twenty years in Mexico, in 1917 decided to work on a monumental project in the city of Rome to give visibility to the poet Dante Alighieri. The contribution illustrates the reasons that had involved Boari in this project and the cultural connections with the Roman urban events at the end of the First World War. A theme that of the monumentality that had proposed the grandeur of ancient Rome.
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