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Hot off the press is the volume, edited by Maria Antonietta Breda, Luoghi e architetture della transizione: 1919-1939. I sistemi difensivi di confine e la protezione antiaerea nelle città. Storia, conservazione e riuso - Sites and architectural structures of the transition period: 1919-1939. Frontiers’ defensive systems and cities’ air raid protection. History, conservation and reuse. BAR International Series 2675 – 2014, Collana Hypogean Archaeology, Archaeopress, Oxford 2014, ISBN 97841407313177. For orders write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or directly online: www.archaeopress.com). This book, in Italian and English, collects the papers presented at the Second International Congress on « Conoscenza e valorizzazione delle opere militari moderne - Knowledge and development of modern military structures », held at the Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, on 27 and 28 November 2012. The Congress was devoted to two types of military structures made between 1919 and 1939 in Italy and in some European countries: Theatres of war and Air-raid shelters in urban areas. Of them are illustrated the structural characteristics and recent experiences of exploitation and reuse, even by cultural Association. It is an important contribution to the development and dissemination of studies on European defensive systems and on air defense of the city between 1919 and 1939, a period still poorly understood with regard to the military architecture and the protection of civilians and cities by air raids. In the book gather updated data and documents in many cases unpublished. The text should be added to the volume «Luoghi e architetture della Grande Guerra in Europa. I sistemi difensivi dalle teorizzazioni di Karl von Clausewitz alla realtà della Prima Guerra Mondiale», in Italian and English, edited by Maria Antonietta Breda (BAR International Series 2438 to 2012, Archaeopress, Oxford 2012, ISBN 97841407310374).

LINK: Luoghi e Architetture della Transizione: 1919-1939 I sistemi difensivi di confine e la protezione antiaerea nelle città. Storia, conservazione, riuso Sites and Architectural Structures of the Transition Period: 1919-1939 Border defense system and air raid protection in the cities. History, conservation, reuse edited by Maria Antonietta Breda. Hypogean Archaeology 8. BAR S2675, 2014. ISBN 9781407313177. £49.00.

Maria Antonietta Breda (Politecnico di Milano)


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