Boris Bilinsky, Film poster for Metropolis, 1927 (part)
Saturday 17 November 2018 ore 17:00 - ore 18:30

Books at MAXXI.Montage and the Metropolis. Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space

Sala Graziella Lonardi Buontempo – free entry until full capacity

Montage as one of modernity’s key structural principles

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

Opened by
Samuel Gross Swiss Institute of Rome

Introduced by
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