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March 8, 2021

Publication of Modern Architecture, Empire, and Race in Fascist Italy

Brian McLaren, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, has just announced the publication of his book–Modern Architecture, Empire, and Race in Fascist Italy. His work relating to this publication has been presented at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association in New York, and the Society of Architectural Historians in Chicago, and has also been published in a themed issue of Architectural Theory Review

In Modern Architecture, Empire, and Race in Fascist ItalyMcLaren explores the architecture of the late-Fascist era in relation to the various racial constructs that emerged after the occupation of Ethiopia in 1936. Through a wide-ranging investigation of two highly significant state-sponsored exhibitions, the 1942 Esposizione Unviersale di Roma and 1940 Mostra Triennale delle Terre Italiane d’Oltremare, McLaren explores how architecture, art, and urban space, the politics and culture that encompassed them, the processes that formed them, and the society that experienced them, were racialized in complex ways.

View the e-book version of Modern Architecture, Empire, and Race in Fascist Italy here.