N°1 | 2022 A HERITAGE IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPES OF SICILY – PART TWO

In the first part of this monograph (no. 2, 2021), we illustrated the range of cast iron artefacts for public lighting still present in Sicily and produced there during the second half of the 19th century or the early decades of the 20th. Our census, extended to the entire regional territory, revealed a large number of lampposts and candelabra, of various dimensions and with a wide array of decorations.
This second part is dedicated to the typologies of artefacts produced in other regions of Italy and to those imported from abroad, many of which marked the transition from gas to electrical energy. A very important chapter documents “lost typologies”, those that time has erased and to which our only witnesses are period postcards.
In the last part, we present a detailed profile of the great Palermo-based architect Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda and the troubled history, which has fortunately had a happy end, of 18 high quality lanterns in Sulmona.

N°1 | 2010

From artificial climate to salon
amid nature

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N°1 | 2009

Equal dedication
to industrial production and
restoring the heritage of city décor

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N°2 | 2008

From the historical kiosk to contemporary forms

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N°1 | 2008

A green oasis a place of culture.
The Open Air Museum of Italian Cast Iron

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N°2 | 2007

Architectures for movement

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N°1 | 2007

The brief but important history
of metalworking in Southern Italy

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