Friday 24 February 2017 ore 18:00 - ore 20:00

Book presentation.La villa Savoye. Icona, rovina, restauro (1948-1968)

Guido Reni Hall – admittance free subject to availability of places

A seminar devoted to an icon of architectural modernity

Designed by Le Corbusier and built between 1928 and 1931 on the outskirts of Paris for the Savoye spouses, the villa was destined to arouse immediate and continuous debate and contradictions, oscillating over the course of more 80 years between paradigm and ruin. Drawing on archive materials, drawings, correspondence, diaries, sketches and photographs – much of which previously unpublished and reproduced in the book’s visual resources – the authors recount this enthralling episode that anticipated by 20 years the debate over the restoration of the modern.

Introduced by
Margherita Guccione Director, MAXXI Architettura

Susanna Caccia e Carlo Olmo authors of La villa Savoye. Icona, rovina, restauro (1948-1968)
Jean-Louis Cohen New York University
Piero Ostilio Rossi La Sapienza University, Rome
Marida Talamona Roma Tre University, Rome

Francesco Erbani journalist and writer

In collaboration with Donzelli Editore