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Title: The works of a Maltese architect : Renato La Ferla
Authors: Scicluna, Andrew (2011)
Keywords: Architecture -- Malta
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Malta
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Scicluna, A. (2011) The works of a Maltese architect : Renato La Ferla (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: The main focus of this dissertation is the works of Renato La Ferla, a Maltese architect who started his career in the 1940's in Malta. Renato La Feria is studied in the context of International and Maltese trends in Architecture in the first decades of the second half of the twentieth century when internationally, Modernism was the main style of Architecture. It is the purpose of this study to bring to the fore his works as meaningful stages in the development of Maltese architecture in the second half of the twentieth century. He was influenced by architects that stand out internationally and succeeded in translating these influences to the local scene. This study gives a brief biography of the architect. It goes on to recount salient points in the history of architecture in the twentieth century with particular attention to the development of the Modern Style. Some representative projects carried out by Renato La Ferla are analysed. These works include two schools, two residential projects, a factory and an entertainment venue. In analysing these projects influences by internationally acclaimed architects are pointed out to show how La Ferla succeeded to unite these influences with the local idiom to create a personal style which adapted itself in the Maltese landscape. This study has shown that La Ferla was exceptionally sensitive to the achievement of the pioneers of the Modern Movement in Europe and beyond and, as such, he may be considered to be instrumental in introducing much needed fresh ideas in architectural development in the Maltese islands. Most of the information found in this study about his life and works was given to the author by Renato La Perla in a series of personal communications.
Description: B.E.&A.(HONS)
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