1000 words synopsis for a 5000 words essay that I will purchase later on
details of how to chose the thopic and other rules to follow are in the .doc file that I have uploaded
generally I am unsure in between 2 main topics: German Expressionism or Fascist Architecture.
I am open to suggestions,
In fact I would like to discuss with the writer what he thinks, how to approach the topic from a more complex and interesting view and from there I would decide which of the options I like the most.
The Italian culture has always embraced design as part of its social, political, and religious ways. The ascending of Mussolini into power marked yet another phase of ideologies better presented through the architectural culture that he promoted (Turro, 2012, p. 346). Grand (2004 p. 130) and Kallis (2012 p. 45) express that Mussolini aimed at rewriting and reshaping the culture of the Roman people and representation of fascist ideologies. Fascism as a political and cultural aspect of life has received considerable resistance. Most of the political ideologies spread through fascism do not appeal to modern society (Scrivano, 2004, p. 345). However, fascism is not obsolete yet. Fascism still lives through changing practices and most importantly, through physical manifestation results from architecture. Italy is the historical origin of fascism. It is, however, challenging to point out fascism on the surface as a culturally endowed nation of Rome (Turner, 1997, p. 56). The latter observation is because fascism did not develop particular architectural theories that can be linked to its beliefs. Instead, Mussolini influenced construction in the nation from the shadows by working with some artists who shared an ideological interest. Some of the works and constructs of fascism still serve as landmarks in the modern society, within and beyond Italy (Kirk, 2005, p. 234). This study aims to explore ways in which fascism managed to establish itself through architecture and map its existence in modern society.
History The pre-fascism period describes Mussolini’s obsession with ancient as well as architecture. Pollard (2005, p. 87) discusses that earlier history recordings provide evidence that fascism was born from the rationalism movement in Italy (Hendrix, 2003, p. 40). Rationalism opposed futuristic ideologies that focused on development and growth through machinery. On the other hand, rationalism aimed at conserving the ancient ways of the Roman culture, which entailed in-depth meaning derived from the art as shown by Paul (2004, p. 40). The relationship between rationalism and fascism cannot…