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L’ultima avventura Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale

Rationalism on Set: Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema

An exhibition exploring 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.


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Date: 19 Jul 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
Time: 11am - 5pm, 7 days a week
Space: Sunken Gallery
Price: Free admission

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Meet the Curator

Valeria Carullo

Valeria Carullo is Curator, The Robert Elwall Photographs Collection at the RIBA British Architectural Library. Her principal area of research is the relationship between modern photography and modern architecture in the inter-war years. She has curated or co-curated several exhibitions including Framing Modernism: Architecture and Photography in Italy 1923-1965 (Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 2009 and MAXXI, 2011, Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith (RIBA Architecture Gallery, 2014, John Pantin: Photographing the Mid-Century Home (Geffrye Museum, 2014) and Rationalism on Set: Glamour and Modernity in 1930’s Italian Cinema (Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 2018).

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