Medina Lasansky is an Italianist teaching architectural history at Cornell University where her research and teaching focus on the intersection of the built environment, politics and popular culture. She is the author of the Renaissance Perfected: Architecture, Spectacle and Tourism in Fascist Italy (Penn State, 2004), co-editor of Architecture and Tourism: Perception, Performance, and Place (Berg, 2004), editor of the Renaissance. Revised, Expanded, Unexpurgated, (Periscope, 2014), Archi•Pop (forthcoming from Bloomsbury), as well as the author of numerous essays including “Urban Editing, Historic Preservation, and Political Rhetoric: The Fascist Redesign of San Gimignano,” (JSAH, 2004) and “The Plastic Lawn Flamingo: Portrait of a Commodity,” (Thresholds, 1997).
The urban rescripting of space in Fascist Era Tuscan Towns (3 hours)
Wednesday March 11th – 2.30-5.30 pm, Nardini Bookstore, Le Murate Complex