The orientation of cities, the lighting projects of which are shown in this issue, is set against the rapid obsolescence of artefacts.
This does not imply a lack of sensitivity towards progress; on the contrary, in many cases, the reproduction of historical elements for urban lighting (cast iron posts in particular), while faithfully following the aesthetical and formal characteristics of the original artefacts, introduces technical improvements that continuous research has produced and whose implementation will make these elements even longer lasting.
CLOTHED IN HISTORY. Reconstructing light in cities of art
CITIZENS OF LIGHT. The role of lamps in urban development
CITIES BY NIGHT
CHARLES III ILLUMINATES PORTICI. Light from the Bourbouns to today
THE SPLENDID DUCAL PARK. The Parma project
THE ILLUMINATED ARTIFICE
PERIOD ATMOSPHERE AT VIBO VALENTIA
AVELLINO: The elegance of early 20th century decorations
VENICE: Light over the lagoon
PADUA: The fascination of historical squares
Lanterns between the ancient walls of LUCCA
SICILIAN SUNLIGHT: The restoration of original posts at Palermo
IN THE HEART OF THE CITY: The cases of Turin and Prato
LIVING BY DAY AND BY NIGHT: A project for Caldierino