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Estorick Collection opens exhibition focusing on glamour and modernity in 1930s Italian cinema
Rita Franchetti and Vittorio De Sica in a scene from the film Due cuori felici (Two Happy Hearts) (Dir. Baldassarre Negroni, 1932). Set design by Gastone Medin Gelatin silver print on paper, 14.5 x 23.2 cm Collezione Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin.


LONDON.- This exhibition explores a little-known period of Italian cinematic history, highlighting the strong Modernist influence apparent in the set designs created for a number of romantic comedies during the inter-war years. A selection of vintage photographs will be complemented by film clips, sketches and contemporary periodicals sourced from the Cineteca Nazionale, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome), the Cineteca di Bologna, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin) and the RIBA Collections. Rationalism on Set runs at London’s Estorick Collection from 18 April until 24 June 2018.

Until recently, Italy’s contributions to architecture and cinema in the 1930s have been overlooked. The exhibition will look at the role played by Italian architects and architectural culture in the development of a Modernist aesthetic for film sets of the 1930s, which was increasingly adopted in contemporary films, largely due to the production company Cines , which sought to raise the quality of Italian cinema after a period of decline in the 1920s.

Many architects recognised the powerful role that cinema could play in popularising modern architecture; some, like Giuseppe Capponi, got personally involved with set design, while others, such as the editors of Casabella and Domus , vocally supported their colleagues’ efforts to reflect in film settings the latest developments in architecture and to ‘educate’ the public by familiarising them with modern design.

These modern sets were often photographed prior to filming, and it is these photographs – which could be easily confused with the images of real interiors published by contemporary architectural journals – that will be on display, together with clips from the most significant films. Comparing them with images of contemporary architecture from the RIBA Collections will highlight influences such as that of the Bauhaus, and reveal the international rather than local character of these films’ Modernist aesthetic.

The exhibition is curated by Valeria Carullo, an architect by background and curator at the RIBA Photographs Collection, and is based on the research she conducted on Modernist film set design in 1930s Italy, funded by the RIBA Gordon Ricketts Bursary.





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