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ScarzuolarnScarzuola is located in the municipality of Montegabbione in Montegiove.rnIts name derives from a marsh plant, the "Scarza", which Saint Francis used to build a hut during one of his wanderings. In that place it was built, in 1282, by the noble Nerio of Bulgaruccio dei Conti di Montegiove, a church with a small Franciscan convent. In the apse of the church, dedicated to the Santissima Annunziata, is a fresco of the first half of the thirteenth century, depicting St. Francis in levitation. It is one of the first depictions of the saint, still outside the canons of official iconography. The convent, abandoned by the friars in the eighteenth century, was owned by the Marquis Misciattelli of Orvieto until 1956.rnIn the same year the area was purchased by one of the greatest Italian architects of the twentieth century, the Milanese Tommaso Buzzi (1900-1981), who built in the course of twenty years an ideal city, focused on seven theaters and inspired by the the humanistic ideal of the harmonious composition of nature and culture. Along the way you will encounter buildings with a strong symbolic value, even in the name (the tower of Babel, the musical scale of the Seven Octaves, the ladder of Job, etc.), and the culmination of the representation comes with the Acropolis, a mountain of buildings, empty inside and often overlapping. Great global work always open, never finished, in which elements of the past overlap with those of the present and the future, presents a use-abuse of scales, desired disproportions, monsters, labyrinthine, geometric and astronomical paths.r

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14900 W: 131 N: 30660] (175427)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2015-06-02
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/0.7, 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2018-05-12 9:13
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