Università degli Studi di Roma Tre ‘s Biblioteca di Area delle Arti has ellaborated a digital version of the prestigious work L’Esprit Nouveau. L’Esprit Nouveau , founded in March 1920 in Paris by Le Corbusier and Amédée Ozenfant and published from 1920 to 1925, is an important magazine for art and French architecture. The term “Esprit nouveau” was coined by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1917 to define the cultural climate of those years in Paris.
“L’Esprit Noveau” 1920-1925
Dipartimento di Architettura Roma Tre
Biblioteca di Area delle Arti sezione Architettura “Enrico Mattiello”
Link to “L’Esprit Noveau”
The prestigious magazine was a key tool to the dissemination of the “purist”movement. The project of digitization and online consultation was prepared by the Library of Arts of the University Roma Tre Area. It includes a variety of search functions and the possibility to download and print individual files into a pdf file in high resolution. ”
The project includes a complete digital collection of 28 issues of the magazine and offers a range of search functions developed to facilitate access to this collection. Download is possible, as well as saving and printing medium-resolution images. Nowadays the project is unique, since the digital edition of the magazine is not present in its entirety in any digital library, except few issues published in “Gallica”.
The Enrico Mattiello ‘s Roma Tre library, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, hopes to make available this prestigious magazine to the entire community of students and scholars. This option enables immediate, worldwide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of the articles for the best interests of the scientific community.