Designing the Latina landscape: Graphic images of Italian Fascism

2019-07-03T10:01:52Z (GMT) by Robert G. Harland Antonia Liguori
The Latina Province in Italy is synonymous with Italian Fascism. This connection is manifest in the different design perspectives that contributed to the formation of the region’s visual character during the twenty-one years of Fascist rule between 1922–43. Corporativist urbanism framed how Fascism’s stories, myths and fables were told through numerous graphic objects that embellished new towns during the region’s reclamation. Through the lens of graphic design as urban design, this study provides a comprehensive understanding of how the Latina landscape was conceived, planned and made at the macro, meso and micro scale.