Framing Modernism. Architecture & photography in Italy 1926-1965

Framing Modernism. Architecture & photography in Italy 1926-1965

24 March – 22 May 2011
curated by Robert Elwall and Valeria Carullo, British Architectural Library Photographs Collection, Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Sala Carlo Scarpa

Ever since its inception, photography has profoundly influenced the practice and study of architecture, never more so than with the advent of Modernism in the 1920s. Comprising over 100 vintage photographs almost entirely drawn from the RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection, the exhibition explores how the development of the architecture of this period was recorded and shaped by photography as well as the part played by books and magazines such as Domus and Casabella in fostering this striking visual exploration.

Golf dell’ Ugolino, Firenze (Gherardo Bosio, 1934). Photo by Gino Barsotti. RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection