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In this new and revolutionary work, Martino Stierli traces the story of montage in the urban and architectural contexts of the late 19th century, its use by the avant-garde in the early 20th century and its eventual affirmation in the postmodern period.
From photomontage to the film theories of Sergei Ejzenstejn, from the spatial experiments of Mies van der Rohe to Rem Koolhaas’ use of literary montage in his seminal manifesto Delirious New York(1978), Stierli demonstrates the centrality of montage in modern explorations of space, and in conceiving of and representing the contemporary city.
Beautifully illustrated, this interdisciplinary book considers architecture, photography, cinema, literature and visual culture, with works by artists and architects including Mies van der Rohe, Rem Koolhaas, Hannah Höch, Paul Citroen, George Grosz, El Lissitzky and Le Corbusier
Samuel Gross Swiss Institute of Rome
Pippo Ciorra Senior Curator MAXXI Architecture
Martino Stierli The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Emilia Giorgi curator and architecture critic
Luca Galofaro University of Camerino
In collaboration with the Swiss Institute of Rome