Milan Since the Miracle
City, Culture and Identity
By (author) John Foot
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Milan Since the Miracle by John Foot
Book DescriptionThis book is the first comprehensive post-war history of one of Europe's most vibrant cities throughout an extraordinary period of social, cultural and economic change. The capital of Italy's economic miracle of the 1950s and 60s, Milan was a magnet for immigrants, as industry, design and culture created a heady mix of wealth, innovation and conflict. By the 1980s, heavy industry had all but disappeared and the city had reinvented itself as the world capital of fashion and a dynamic post-industrial metropolis. Meanwhile, the urban landscape was darkened by the bleak estates of the peripheries and the corruption scandals that exploded in what became known as 'Tangentopoli', or Bribesville. This fascinating book traces Milan's 'biography' through its buildings, design, fashion, cinema, families, immigrants and television. The city emerges as a potent economic power-house and laboratory for change, where art and culture converge in a modern but problematic urban space. Anyone interested in Italian history, urban studies or the future of Europe's cities will find this book an essential read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859735459
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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John Foot introduces students to the key historical debates, themes and events, helping them to understand the complex nature of Italian history over the past 150 years. The second edition of this established text has been revised and updated throughout, and now includes new boxes and additional material on the Risorgimento and the Berlusconi era.
Pedalare! Pedalare!, Paperback (May 2012)
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Italy's Divided Memory, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by John Foot
This book argues that contemporary Italian history has been marked by a tendency towards divided memory. Events have been interpreted in contrasting ways, and the facts themselves often contested.
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Author Biography - John Foot
Dr. John Foot Research Fellow,University College London
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