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Palazzo delle Poste, La Spezia

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  • Gladly dedicate some considerations of positive sign to "modern" post office building, designed by the bolognese architect Angiolo Mazzoni (1894-1979), and inaugurated on November 13, 1933 by Minister of Communications Costanzo Ciano. The same architect has signed other postal buildings in various Italian cities (Rome, Bari, Brescia, Imperia, Savona, Palermo, Rieti, Mass, trento, Varese, etc.). The building "La Spezia" has similarities to the Futurist flavor and especially manifested the autonomy of the designer, who was able to assert his own design line totally different from those that characterize the adjacent buildings, however tasteful, overlooking Piazza Verdi. The building of Mazzoni, writes art historian Marzia Ratti, "is the only one that fits into the building fabric without the typical composure of nineteenth-century mould". USM are engaging ceramic mosaics of particular magnitude and chromatic value, made by Fillia and Enrico Prampolini (Luigi Colombo), that can be seen inside the Tower of the Palace. Worth to emphasize that the 1933 was an "annus mirabilis" for culture of La Spezia, especially for the emergence of the "second futurism," which took in Marinetti the main instigator. In 1933, the year the post office building, was born in La Spezia in "the land of the living," directed by Fillia and Renato Righetti; takes place the historical national painting Prize "Golfo di La Spezia" (it will be winner Gerardo Dottori), as well as the memorable and noisy "challenge" launched by Filippo Marinetti to all poets of Italy on "La Spezia". Marinetti will emerge winner with the extraordinary "wrote Aeropoem del Golfo", dedicated to his wife Benedetta Cappa. Even the new municipal theatre, designed by Franco Oliva and enriched with precious sculptures of La Spezia Augusto Magli, home of that poetic Festival, was inaugurated on February 4, 1933, with Puccini's "Tosca".
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  • This is a great example together with the city hall of the architectural movement of the 1920/30 that is also called "stile littorio" generated by Marinetti. Unfortunately the actual major in an act o...  read more »
  • The building has a façade and a classical structure such as those from the period immediately prior to the second world war. Synthetic building, slender and essential.
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