ARCHITECTURE is a powerful language through which we can read a particular culture or a particular society from a particular age. Almost all dictators throughout the history wanted to make symbolic architectures to transmit specific messages about their rules. From Mussolini to Hitler, architecture was used as an art tool for expressing the powers.
Architecture in the Fascist’s Italy
If we look back to the history, Mussolini, the Fascist ruler in Italy hinted a revolving position. The fascist ruler wanted to give Rome a facelift through the architectural and archaeological plans. During the 1930s, the Fascist ruler had been utilized architectural arts as the rule’s symbol and propaganda to convey specific messages. Mussolini wanted to use architectures as a medium of constructing an innovative description of his command and royalty.
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Fascist Architectures, Mussolini’s Image
Mussolini and his supporters used the glorious ancient Roman images and style in their architectural plans in an innovative way. The Fascist dictator wanted to place his own indentation in the creative world through contemporary architectures, which will present both his Fascist regime and the splendid ancient Roman emperors in future.
“We must create a new art, an art of today, a Fascist art”—Benito Mussolini.
Architecture in the Nazis’ Germany
On the other hand, in the 1930s, the Nazi Ruler had a grown plan of architectural propaganda in Germany. The architecture was used in the Nazi regime as like as every other art form. Hitler projected plans for not only rebuilding of Berlin but also change of the total architecture to see the whole Germany with the Nazi image.
Nazi Architectures, Hitler’s Image
Hitler, the Nazis’ Ruler expected that architecture would play a role like a book that will hold and provide the message of the Nazi regime to the future generation. While rebuilding Germany, Hitler, the Nazis’ Ruler attempted to replicate the past history, particularly the Aryan history in the contemporary architectural arts because he wanted to recreate the authentic past to highlight the glory of his Nazi dictatorship.
“When people experience inwardly periods of greatness, they represent those periods through external forms. Their word thus expressed is more convincing than the spoken word: it is the word in stone.”– Adolf Hitler.
Hitler desired to sketch his own persona through architecture so it continues his glorious command even when he won’t exist. He believed that his Nazis architecture would be utilized to convey his strong rule in Germany to the future generation. On the other hand, Mussolini also wanted to convey the message of his dictatorship as well as his own sketch to the future generation. Surprisingly, if anyone visits Italy in recent days will notice immediately the fascist ruler’s effort across the Rome city.
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