Terracina nelle carte di Giuseppe Zander
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Terracina in the Giuseppe Zander archive papers
The contribution investigates the relationship between a place - the city of Terracina on the coast between Rome and Naples – and Giuseppe Zander (1920-1990) – architect, scholar, and professor of History of Architecture, architect of the Fabbrica di San Pietro. The investigation’s tools are the archives in which the architect’s papers are kept, first of all his private archives conserved in Rome by his family. The preliminary results obtained from the examination of the archive papers make it possible to delineate the framework of the occasions, the context and the outcomes of Zander’s considerable work, which started from the years immediately following the Second World War and continued, albeit thinly, until the conclusion of his experience as an architect. The studies and projects for Terracina seem to show how a place can represent not an object of study among many, but the physical and intellectual space of interests and ways of working, the foundation for any following reflection on the practice and theory of architecture.