DA RIOS Giovanni (Edit), PORRO Angelo (historical research), LIVINI Gianpietro (pictorial research), ZAMBERLETTI Giuseppe (Preface)

Roads in Italy from unification to the present (1861-1987) (translation of La strada in Italia dall'unità ad oggi, 1861-1987)

Hardcover, illustrated halflinnen, folio (32x24cm) Illustrations, photos BW and colour througout, maps, tables on road construction in Italy, bibliography. There are six Chapters: I. The first years of the unification of Italy II. From the fall of the historical right to WW I (1876-1918) III. From the years following WW I to the fascist period (1919-1945) IV. From the years following WW II to the motorway moratorium (1946-1975) VI. From the halt in motorway construction to the ten-year plan (1976-1987) VI. The major communications road system ten-year plan (1987-1996) and new major works. Text in English. Note Lucas Tessens: Particularly interesting are the photographs of HOW the roads were built and what materials were used: sampietrini (=cobblestones), wood-block paving, triangular cast-iron blocks. The conclusion of the study is that in 1986 Italy was way behind the other European states as to road density.

DA RIOS Giovanni (Edit), PORRO Angelo (historical research), LIVINI Gianpietro (pictorial research), ZAMBERLETTI Giuseppe (Preface)@ wikipedia

€ 250.0