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Title: Godwin Galizia (1880-1944) : his life and his works
Authors: Gatt, Erika
Keywords: Galizia, Godwin, 1880-1944
Architects -- Malta -- 20th century
Romanesque revival (Architecture) -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Gatt, E. (2020). Godwin Galizia (1880-1944): his life and his works (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: The aim of this B.A dissertation is to present a study on the various buildings which were designed by architect Godwin Galizia throughout his career which spanned from the early 1900s to the 1930s. The research presented mainly revolves around the study of Building Notices, by which a comprehensive outlook on Galizia’s works could be compiled, as well as providing plans, details and dates of the submission of the relevant notices. Other important archival research was also carried out at the archives of the St. Gregory the Great Parish church in Sliema, which provided insight into the work which went on behind the scenes to bring the construction of the Church into fruition. This dissertation also makes use of a number of testimonies and correspondences with different individuals, primarily relatives of Godwin Galizia, which give more insight into the architect’s life and works. Therefore, the main primary sources create a framework for understanding Godwin Galizia both as a person and as an architect. A number of secondary sources were also used to provide more insight into the architectural climate Galizia was working in the 1910s and 1920s, to analyse the various architectural styles which Galizia drew inspiration from as well as providing further information on some of Galizia’s own works. Most of the buildings which are discussed in length in this dissertation which were designed by architect Galizia have had the good fortune of surviving to this day, and thus can still be appreciated in their original design and context, even though for some, the surroundings of the buildings today have changed completely from those in Galizia’s time. Others unfortunately have not been so lucky, especially a number of residential works and projects in Sliema – which is where most of Galizia’s commissioned works were – as the locality saw extensive demolition of houses and buildings in the 1970s and 1980s in order to make way for new developments and high rises. However, the buildings which do survive provide enough context and visual data to analyse and study Godwin Galizia’s oeuvre.
Description: B.A.(HONS)HIST.OF ART
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2020
Dissertations - FacArtHa - 2020

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