Società  Editrice Umberto Allemandi & C. S.p.a. - Fondata nel 1983 - Torino London New York Venezia

Making the Italians

The book accompanying the exhibition demonstrates, with pictures, the “plurality of narratives and languages” used on this special occasion to present the national history of the last 150 years. “Making the Italians. 150 years of national history” has several special features, primarily the venue, the historical OGR, Officine Grandi Riparazioni (Railway Repair Workshops), decommissioned in the 1990s and the object of several recovery plans and projects before being finally put back under the city’s (and nation’s) spotlights for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Unification. The layout offers two possible itineraries: one chronological, marked by the fundamental stages of the unification story, and one of “thematic islands”, in which themes such as from the world wars to the relationship with the Church, from the boom to the consumer society and from politics to labour are examined with considerable use of multimedia and interactive materials. The common thread running through the exhibition is unification-division; the comparison between that which in this century and a half has united Italians and reinforced their identity, and that which, conversely, has been the cause of division and, at times, conflict.
A cura di: Edited by Walter Barberis and Giovanni De Luna
Pagine: 128
Misure: 42 x 32 cm
Legatura: Paperback
ISBN: 978-88-422-2004-6
Prezzo: 20,00 €